Asylum

<p>Stories about the complex process of seeking asylum — and how that process is changing. Want to see for yourself? <a href="https://interactive.pri.org/2018/02/walls-we-dont-see/journey1.html?reload">Make your way through the US asylum process with this interactive tool.</a></p>

Mexican Officials Attempt to Stop Migrant Caravan, Indicative of U.S. Pressure on Mexico 2020-01-22

Mexican Officials Attempt to Stop Migrant Caravan, Indicative of U.S. Pressure on Mexico

The Mexican National Guard deployed tear gas on the migrant caravan at the Mexico-Guatemala border.

Seeking Asylum: From the Southern Border to Japan

The asylum system, designed by major countries to deal with people fleeing persecution, is broken, everywhere.

New State Bills and Laws Could Have Lasting Impact on LGBTQ Community 

While Utah's law banning conversation therapy goes into effect today, a dozen of states have proposed new bills that many believe are discriminatory against transgender minors. 

Actor BD Wong and Writer Teresa Hsiao on Bringing Asian American Stories to the Small Screen

Awkwafina stars in a new sitcom based on her own life called 'Awkwafina is Nora from Queens.' Actor BD Wong and executive producer Teresa Hsiao discuss bringing the story to television.

Mexican Officials Attempt to Stop Migrant Caravan, Indicative of U.S. Pressure on Mexico 2020-01-22

President Trump Holds Historic Meeting with Kim Jong-un

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held a groundbreaking meeting in Singapore. It was the highest-level contact between North Korean and American officials in history. The Takeaway speaks with North Korean defector Yeonmi Park. Plus, we discuss the recent order by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to stop granting domestic abuse or gang violence victims asylum status; the historical significance of ranked choice voting in Maine; what the future of the internet may look after the death of net neutrality; and our summer reading picks. 

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President Trump Holds Historic Meeting with Kim Jong-un

"I Was Just Looking for Safety": Applying for Asylum in America

April 23, 2018: In 2016, around 180,000 people applied for asylum in the United States. The vast majority of them end up in immigration detention while their cases are being processed. And once they are released, many have nowhere to go and are left without resources. The Takeaway partnered with WNYC and ProPublica to examine the asylum process in the United States, how and why it was developed, and where it currently stands today. Plus, we speak with iron worker Randy Bryce on his bid for Paul Ryan's soon-to-be-empty House seat; a review of the Jack Johnson case, after President Trump tweeted that he may soon issue a pardon; and an intergenerational conversation about pop superstar Beyoncé.

"I Was Just Looking for Safety": Applying for Asylum in America