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White South Africans fail to win asylum in US

A white South African couple have failed to win asylum in the US after judges rejected their plea of persecution on the grounds that post-apartheid South Africa had left them jobless and fearful of crime. Michael and Edith Gormley argued that if deported from the US they risked being mugged and marooned without work because of South Africa’s crime wave and its affirmative action policy to boost black employment. A federal appeals court in San Francisco dismissed the asylum application on Thursday, saying the couple had failed to prove they faced persecution. Full Story

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