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US was top destination of asylum-seekers in 2017 — OECD report

The United States --- facing massive controversy over immigration --- received more asylum requests than any other developed nation in 2017, overtaking Germany, the OECD said in a report published Wednesday. Asylum requests went up 26 percent in the US to 330,000 last year, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said in its annual International Migration Outlook. Germany, which had topped the ranking since 2013, meanwhile saw a 73 percent drop in applications to 198,000 as the massive

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