Monday, April 10, 2006

BURUNDI-RWANDA: Gov't to expel asylum seekers

I found this article to be interesting and possibly controversial. Asylum seekers from Rwanda are going to be sent back to their country if they are not eligible for refugee status. Aren't refugees and asylum seekers different? How can a country throw away requests for asylum by thousands of people at one time? Though every case may not meet the grounds for asylum, each case should be individually heard. What will happen to all of the individuals who never got a chance to have their stories heard? Is it okay for asylum seekers to fall through the cracks thousands at a time?

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