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Is the U.S. turning people away at the border who've been threatened with rape and murder?
Is the U.S. turning people away at the border who've been threatened with rape and murder?

The Department of Homeland Security has a protocol for handling undocumented migrants who show up at the border or at “ports of entry” such as Los Angeles International Airport. The first contact is U.S. Customs and Border Protection, whose agents question the migrants about why they want to enter the country. If the interview reveals a “credible fear” that the migrant would be persecuted if returned home, he or she is transferred to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, where an asylum officer determines whether the case is strong enough to send along to the immigration courts. But a new report by Human Rights Watch raises some disturbing questions about...

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