The United States -- facing massive controversy over immigration -- received more asylum requests than any other developed nation in 2017, overtaking Germany, the OECD said in a report published today.
In the US, 40 percent of the applications came from people leaving El Salvador, Venezuela and Guatemala.
The report was released as President Donald Trump faces a cacophony of criticism over his administration's practice of separating migrant children from their parents on the US-Mexico border.(
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