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Two Men, 11 Countries and Seven Months Waiting on U.S. Asylum

Voice of San Diego sat down with Mahmoud Issa and Mohammad Mohammad, two men who last year fled war-torn Syria, where they worked together at a hospital. They traveled through 11 countries — including a harrowing detour lost in a Colombian jungle, and several detention stints — before they landed at the U.S. border and requested asylum. They’ve been detained at Otay Mesa for seven months as they await an answer.