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Border Agents Turning Away, Blocking People Seeking Asylum: Report

Border agents are illegally turning away people seeking asylum or refusing to deal with their requests, according to a report released Wednesday by a human rights group.

U.S. law requires border agents to refer people who arrive at the border and request asylum to an interview with an asylum officer or to an immigration court. But Human Rights First, which issued a report Wednesday and is briefing Senate offices on the issue Thursday, said that's not what's happening.