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The United States could not easily grant political asylum to Central Americans because it would mean

The United States could not easily grant political asylum to Central Americans because it would mean

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The United States could not easily grant political asylum to Central Americans because it would  mean openly admitting that Central Americans were being persecuted. It would also mean that the  United States government would have to accept responsibility for some of the persecution. Under  President Ronald Reagan, the U.S. government provided military and economic aid to military juntas  (military groups that take control of a government at the conclusion of a revolution) in Central  America, thereby sustaining the repression from which the political refugees were fleeing. As a result  of friendly relations between the United States and Central America, many Central American political  refugees have been declared illegal aliens, and those who are not in sanctuary — hidden from 
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