What is an asylum seeker


Asylum Seeker

Asylum seekers come to the US fleeing danger in their home countries.  In recent years, most people seeking asylum in the US have come from the Northern Triangle of Central America, which includes Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.  Most are fleeing gangs and sexual violence from which their own governments are unable to protect them.


Writer, attorney, Lawprof Emerita from Northern Illinois University.
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