In victory for Trump, top U.S. court permits asylum restrictions

World Sep 12, 2019

In victory for Trump, top U.S. court permits asylum restrictions

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed President Donald Trump's administration to implement asylum restrictions that prevent most Central American migrants from applying at the U.S. border. The decision — temporarily in effect while lower court proceedings play out — is a victory for Trump's ...

Japan's refugee-screening system sets high bar

Reference | FYI May 21, 2018

Japan's refugee-screening system sets high bar

by Chisato Tanaka

Last year, Japan granted refugee status to just 20 out of a record-high 19,629 applicants. After the figure was released in February, global and domestic coverage was noticeably polarized. Some slammed Japan's strict asylum policy, saying that the world's third-largest economy has failed to meet ...