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Torli Krua was forced to leave his homeland of Liberia because of his political and religious activities. ‘‘I work with a lot of refugees, and I know what they have been through,’’ he said.
Torli Krua was forced to leave his homeland of Liberia because of his political and religious activities. ‘‘I work with a lot of refugees, and I know what they have been through,’’ he said. (Globe Staff Photo / Janet Knott) Globe Staff Photo / Janet Knott

Conservative camps split on tightening asylum

By Charlie Savage
Globe Staff / February 21, 2005

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WASHINGTON -- Fleeing Iran after he was tortured for converting to Christianity, a man and his family recently showed up on the US doorstep, seeking asylum. But now, many religious conservatives say, the family's door to freedom will be shut if some Republicans in Congress succeed in giving Homeland Security officials nearly unfettered discretion to keep refugees out. (Full article: 1275 words)

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