Asylum-Seeking in the US (Legal Immigration) || Armchair Journalism 2

Asylum-Seeking in the US (Legal Immigration) || Armchair Journalism

This is episode four of a series named Armchair Journalism, where I talk about the legal immigration system, specifically how the asylum-seeking process works and how it often doesn’t work for the many people seeking asylum. This episode also includes satirical humor.


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Ludden, Nicole. “Fact Check: Sen. Martha Mcsally Says 90% Of Asylum Cases Are ‘Not Legitimate'”. Azcentral.Com, 2019,

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