Chen Might Soon Study in U.S., but Concerns About His Family, Friends Persist…
"The government officials came into my home, wanted to beat my family to death," Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng said Thursday, indicating he now wants to leave China. Ray Suarez discussed the fast-moving saga of the blind activist with the AP's…
In Pittsburgh, a special program offers foreign writers whose lives are endangered to get a new start and write freely.
By Tom LeGro
City of Asylum/Pittsburgh is a six-year-old program that provides shelter to foreign literary writers who have encountered dangers in their homeland. Watch online exclusive videos of the writers reading their work.
Facing the threat of kidnapping, torture, and beheadings, Iraqi interpreters who have worked for U.S. forces are seeking refuge for themselves and their families in the United States. Lee Hochberg of Oregon Public Broadcasting reports on their search for safety.
Millions of Iraqi citizens have left their war-torn country to seek refuge abroad or fled to other parts of the country. A migration expert and a representative of a humanitarian group weigh in on the situation.
A federal court ruled Thursday that 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez is too young to be entitled to an asylum hearing, handing an apparent victory to the boy's father, who wants to take him back to Cuba.
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