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the lunatics have taken over the asylum

The people least capable of running a group or organization are now in charge. Said especially when the result is total chaos or calamity. With the primary schools giving their young students complete control over the curriculum, it seems as though the lunatics have taken over the asylum. After the recent election, a new wave of political extremists have taken power in Congress. It looks like the lunatics have taken over the asylum.
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the lunatics are running the asylum

The people least capable of running a group or organization are now in charge. Said especially when the result is total chaos or calamity. With the primary schools giving their young students complete control over the curriculum, it seems as though the lunatics are running the asylum. After the recent election, a new wave of political extremists have taken power in Congress. It looks like the lunatics are now running the asylum.
See also: asylum, lunatic, running

the inmates have taken over the asylum

The people least capable of running a group or organization are now in charge. Said especially when the result is total chaos or calamity. With the primary schools giving their young students complete control over the curriculum, it seems as though the inmates have taken over the asylum. After the recent election, a new wave of political extremists have taken power in Congress. It looks like the inmates have taken over the asylum.
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the inmates are running the asylum

The people least capable of running a group or organization are now in charge. Said especially when the result is total chaos or calamity. With the primary schools giving their young students complete control over the curriculum, it seems as though the inmates are running the asylum. After the recent election, a new wave of political extremists have taken power in Congress. It looks like the inmates are now running the asylum.
See also: asylum, inmate, running

lunatics have taken over the asylum, the

The individuals who should be overseen or regulated are running the show. The term appears to have been first used in 1919, when the four most powerful figures in the American film industry—Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, and D.W. Griffith—decided to found their own distribution company, called United Artists. In response the producer Richard Rowland remarked, “The lunatics have taken over the asylum.” The remark got wide publicity and entered the language, subsequently applied to many other situations of a comparable nature and becoming a cliché. In 1981 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer absorbed United Artists but retained the name, but in 2004 Sony Corporation agreed to buy Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and the future of United Artists was in doubt.
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"People are not connecting the dots between every one of these actions and the administration's wider goal of dismantling asylum from its root," he added.
There are some exceptions though - if someone has been trafficked; if the country the migrant passed through did not sign one of the major international treaties that govern how refugees are managed (though most Western countries have signed them); or if an asylum seeker sought protection in a country but was denied, then a migrant could still apply for US asylum, Aljazeera reports.
As in 2017, the United States of America received the most new asylum applications, with 254,300 registered during 2018 from 166 countries or territories.
Pakistanis made up the 10th largest group to apply for asylum in 2018 as the total asylum seekers originated from Pakistan increased from 9,400 in 2017 to 35, 800 in 2018.
The total number of first asylum applications in April was 1,877.
Of them, he said that of the 1698 asylum seekers the applications of 869 have been cleared for refugee status.
The asylum seekers held up signs calling for an end to racism and sexual harassment in the workplace, while in view of encouraging the government to increase employment opportunities other signs read "Idleness is killing us" and "We want to contribute to the economy."
Some say the increase in people seeking asylum is evidence the world has grown more dangerous.
The authorities received 178 asylum applications in 2018, up from 166 applications received in 2017.
Two Chinese nationals were meant to transfer through Taoyuan International Airport en route to Beijing, but instead missed their flight and sought political asylum in Taiwan.
Ruby Powers didn't rush to celebrate when her client, a Honduran mother who has been separated from her 15-year-old son and detained for four months, passed her second "credible fear" interview to restart the asylum process.
THE UK took in just a tenth as many asylum seekers as some European countries last year, relative to its population.
" A spokesperson for Migrant Help UK said: "Working in the immigration sector, we know that there is a common misconception thataccepted one for every of its last year the UK faces an influx of asylum seekers, when in fact its share of Europe's asylum claims is around three per cent."
In a recent ruling, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ruled that women who were victims of domestic violence, and people fleeing gang violence in their home country, are not eligible for asylum in the US.
PROTESTERS gathered to demonstrate outside Jomast's offices for improvements to housing conditions for asylum seekers.