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US lawmakers seek to speed up Uygur refugee applications

A bipartisan pair of US senators on Tuesday introduced a bill to expedite refugee applications from Uygurs, matching an effort in the US House of Representatives to assist members of the largely Muslim ethnic group that advocates say face persecution in China.Republican Senator Marco Rubio and Democratic Senator Chris Coons put forward the “Uygur Human Rights Protection Act”, which would grant Priority 2 refugee status to Uygurs and other groups, including Kazakhs and Kyrgyz, who have faced…


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