Why seeking asylum in America is so difficult

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  • Published on:  Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • America has led the world in refugee resettlement for 15 years, but asylum cases have pushed political tempers to a tipping point.Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOAsylum is one way that refugees come to America. If you’ve already fled your home country for fear of persecution, and come to the United States, but don’t have refugee status, applying for asylum is the next step you take. It’s a small subset of the American immigration system, but it’s the mechanism behind so much of the news about border. Families recently separated from their children at the border came seeking asylum. People fleeing from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador — an area known as the Northern Triangle — come to the United States seeking asylum. To even get a hearing before an immigration judge, potential asylum-seekers have to prove that they have what’s called “credible fear” of returning home. And this is where that backlog really begins. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com.Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyEFollow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06oOr Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H
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  • Nick C

     1 years ago

    It’s worth noting that the U.S. is *directly* responsible for instituting some of these dictatorships that destabilized the region, back in the 70s/80s. This, to protect the interests of multinational fruit companies from “radical leftist governments” seeking to bring their citizens out of abject poverty and slave labor.

  • Julian Barriga

     4 days ago

    Bro its mostly mexico, and they are messing it up for every one else that wants to do it legally.

  • Athenais LaMar

     1 months ago

    @Ricardo Perez If you read more about the region's history, you'd find that it has been bloody for centuries. What about Spain, who came and wiped out The Aztecs ? Before that, The Aztecs wiped out The Incas. I wonder how much it cost Queen Isabella? Not one society is completely innocent of raping, pillaging and plundering. Compared to those societies, The US has been civil.

  • Bunty Sonawane

     1 years ago

    China has had most asylum applicants actually surprised me!

  • Stevie Lynn

     5 days ago

    The race shouldn't matter. At least they "applied" !! Immigrants are one thing "illegal" is another!

  • J S

     6 months ago

    yeah but chine isnt stupid enough to actually allow any asylees in. Or any inmigrants of any type for that matter. Hey but lets not talk about that.

  • Rumplelumpa Snickerdoodles

     1 years ago

    Can someone explain the Statement and Graphic at 0:21 to me? How is 924.000 Refugees since 2003 "more than anywhere in the world" when Germany has taken in way over a Million since 2015 alone?Honest question, am i missing Something?

  • Phoenix Scp

     11 months ago

    Rumplelumpa Snickerdoodles rip Germany

  • josuagrw

     1 years ago

    Rumplelumpa Snickerdoodles +

  • ganjaboy 93

     1 years ago

    Germany took 1 Mio in 2015.😂

  • Laura Lewis

     12 months ago

    Oussama Erraji They are NOT assimilating to western culture and they are STILL committing the most crime. Why is this SO hard to understand? WHY?

  • Laura Lewis

     12 months ago

    Rolf Schöpe China doesn't take them in at all... Ohhh! They must be RACIST....!!!

  • Nizar El Zarif

     1 years ago

    Turkey, lebanon and Jordan took more than 6 million syrian refugees split between them, that is not counting Iraqi and Palestinian refugees

  • Where am I? Shitsfucked

     11 months ago

    nizo zaza those are the countries who should be taking them.. if you’re seeking refuge, it’s to the nearest, safest country. Ie not America, not Canada.

  • Sercan Özmen

     1 years ago

    Ropsana Khanom and you are to not white

  • GG Gaming

     1 years ago

    The point is, if you want to enter a country you'll need paperwork or evidence to prove you are an Asylum seeker. You can't just enter because you claim you are persucated.


     5 days ago


  • gold516

     25 days ago

    81OH4Z4RD I don’t know, maybe a death cert?

  • This Nigga

     1 years ago

    We live in a society....

  • Old Raf

     1 years ago

    Why are people disliking? This video is literally just explaining a system

  • Stevie Lynn

     5 days ago

    @Chris Young Right? And that's America's reality!!

  • Eric Manget

     4 months ago

    First 30 seconds and there is already inaccurate information -_-

  • Marek Kizer

     1 years ago

    You're trying to make it out like Trump is the one doing all of this, the system has been like this for decades, my mom helped hundreds of people do asylum.Also, they're not mentioning that YOU CANNOT APPLY FOR ASYLUM BASED ON FINANCIAL REASONS.

  • Techystar

     2 months ago

    My dood. Of course asylums been around for ever, the trump administration policies are tightening the availability of that service and making it harder to immigrate legally by decreasing acceptance limits at checkpoints.But even so they're not making trump look like anything lol. They're not inaccurate

  • 12345 12345

     8 months ago

    So is this video accurate?