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Over 7,000 people from India filed applications for asylum in US in 2017.

Over 7,000 people from India filed applications for asylum in the US last year, according to a report by the UN refugee agency which said that America was the largest recipient of new asylum requests in 2017. The UN Refugee Agency said in its annual Global Trends report that 68.5 million people globally were displaced as of the end of 2017. In the US, the trend of increasing asylum claims from people originating from the north of Central America also continued. According to the report, there were 197,146 refugees as at 2017 end in India and 10,519 asylum seekers with pending cases. There are about 40,391 asylum seekers from India at the end of last year, the report said.

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