Strengthening Implementation of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

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May 22, 2024 | Hudson Institute | By Olivia Enos

Furthermore, Uyghur survivors of the atrocities, including those who spent time in the camps or were subject to forced labor, may eventually seek safe haven in the US or elsewhere. One 2023 report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project noted that the US has between 500 and 1,000 Uyghur asylum cases sitting in backlog—and some have waited eight years or more for their claim to be resolved. Another report from Time noted that in 2021 the US did not admit a single Uyghur refugee. The US and the world can do better. Both should adopt more welcoming policies with expedited means of resettling Uyghurs within their borders.

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