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Asylum applications per fiscal year

Asylum applications per fiscal year

Asylum applications per fiscal year

US refugee policy is sometimes seen with mistrust by public opinion. In the US context, it is important to distinguish between ‘refugees’ and ‘asylum-seekers’ (usually called ‘asylees’). The two categories are closely related and the main distinction refers to the location where a person requests protection: outside the USA in the case of ‘refugees’, at the US border or in the USA for asylum-seekers. To be granted protection, both must fulfil Geneva Convention criteria.

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