Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Guyana is a surprise entry in the top ten countries whose citizens are claiming asylum in the US, according to a new report by a federal commission.
Some 711 Guyanese applied for asylum on reaching US ports during fiscal year 2002 to 2003. But only three percent were successful. That placed Guyana at number nine in the asylum seekers list.
Just as surprised were members of New York's Guyanese community.
Also faring badly in asylum applications was Haiti. Cuba came out on top of the list.