Uyghurs who fled China face lengthy asylum backlogs

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January 11, 2022

Soon after “Alim” arrived in the U.S. on a travel visa in 2014, he applied for asylum. As a Uyghur Muslim, he faced an uncertain future if returned to his native China, which was beginning a crackdown on ethnic minorities.

Seven years later, he’s still waiting for his asylum claim to be resolved.

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