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Report: Asylum Seekers Mistreated by U.S.

A report released by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom finds that thousands of asylum seekers are treated like serious criminals -- placed in solitary confinement and shackled -- while their claims are being evaluated. The commission's co-chair, Felice Gaer, discusses the findings with NPR's Madeleine Brand.

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Madeleine Brand
Madeleine Brand is the host of NPR’s newest and fastest-growing daily show, Day to Day. She conducts interviews with newsmakers (Iraqi politicians, US senators), entertainment figures (Bernardo Bertolluci, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Gervais), and the everyday people affected by the news (an autoworker laid off at GM, a mother whose son was killed in Iraq).
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