The present and the previous U.S administrations have many times condemned China’s persecution of Uyghurs and declared the country’s treatment of Uyghurs a genocide. Nevertheless, the U.S has not admitted any Uyghur refugees in the past two years. Recently the administration designated Uyghurs a priority group for asylum. Many Uyghurs have fled China for the U.S. In some cases, they have to wait for several years before receiving asylum.