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The West African hotel housekeeper who accused the former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Khan of sexual assault allegedly lied on her asylum application. Judge Dana Leigh Marks, the president of the National Association of Immigration Judges, discusses whether the practice of falsifying asylum applications is common, the implications, and the challenges judges face in discerning the truth. Plus: Congress member Nan Hayworth (R-NY-19) discusses the ongoing debt negotiations in Washington; Roben Farzad of Bloomberg Businessweek discusses whether the Obama administration has been successful helping homeowners avoid foreclosure; WNYC reporter and director of the Transportation Nation blog, Andrea Bernstein, discusses various NYC transportation stories; and identity politics with Gary Younge.