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Old 07-21-2013, 04:20 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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It seems like we are always reading about savage Africans killing, torturing and persecuting gays and lesbians. Why don't they apply for asylum to escape? Surely, it's not like the African governments want them there. Is it that difficult for them to leave?
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:59 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Someone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong but I think in order to be granted some sort of political asylum, they have to be political targets of the government. Not the population unless it's an outright genocide.
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:27 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Someone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong but I think in order to be granted some sort of political asylum, they have to be political targets of the government. Not the population unless it's an outright genocide.
Yes, but it IS the governments that are maiming, torturing and murdering them.
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Yes, but it IS the governments that are maiming, torturing and murdering them.
You can't just give asylum to anyone who plays the victim card. There are standards that need to be met.

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Old 07-21-2013, 06:26 PM
 
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Yes, but it IS the governments that are maiming, torturing and murdering them.
Ok, thanks for the info
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:03 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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You can't just give asylum to anyone who plays the victim card. There are standards that need to be met.
I would think that they meet these standards.
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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How can we give asylum to homosexuals in different countries when the majority of states in the US don't even acknowledge homosexual rights like gay marriage for example.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:30 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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It seems like we are always reading about savage Africans killing, torturing and persecuting gays and lesbians. Why don't they apply for asylum to escape? Surely, it's not like the African governments want them there. Is it that difficult for them to leave?
Gays from Russia apply for asylum and are granted it. That's because the US has a liberal immigration policy toward Russia and Eastern Europe. The US really isn't interested in more Black people, though. Nor more Latino people, who aren't wealthy. So the State Dept. considers refugees from those regions to be "economic refugees", only, and throws them back. There are HUGE double standards in immigration policy.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Jamaican gays have been granted asylum in Canada. Actually it's a new scam these days many 3rd world people claiming to be gay to claim asylum in Europe and Canada. Some try it here in the USA too not sure how successful though.
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:55 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Gays from Russia apply for asylum and are granted it. That's because the US has a liberal immigration policy toward Russia and Eastern Europe. The US really isn't interested in more Black people, though. Nor more Latino people, who aren't wealthy. So the State Dept. considers refugees from those regions to be "economic refugees", only, and throws them back. There are HUGE double standards in immigration policy.
Sadly, I don't think the US accepts as many asylum cases as you suggested.
The article says that Jamaica tops Russia for the number of applicants and that the US only accepted 10 russians in 2010 and 8 in 2011. That's hardly a ringing endorsement for gay asylum. the article does say that the Russians tend to be well educated.

The Moscow Times: Why Gay Muscovite Sought, and Won, U.S. Asylum | Immigration Equality
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