Applying for asylum in the US takes, on average, 6 months, 2 interviews and one big decision
Updated 1937 GMT (0337 HKT) May 1, 2018
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(CNN)When we think of people coming to the United States to escape danger and persecution, we tend to think of refugees. But the caravan of Central American men, women and children currently languishing at the US-Mexico border has turned national attention to another type of endangered group: asylum seekers.