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El Paso Times
July 19, 2011

Report: 83 % of El Paso asylum cases denied
By Alejandro Martínez-Cabrera

Immigration judges in El Paso denied 83.3 percent of all political asylum cases they have ruled upon since 2006, according to a recent report. The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a data research organization from Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y., published last week 265 individual profiles on immigration judges who have decided on at least 100 political asylum cases in the last five years. "Denial rates reflect, in part, the differing composition of cases assigned to different immigration judges," the TRAC report said. "For example, being represented in court and the nationality of the asylum seeker appear to often impact decision outcomes. Decisions also appear to reflect, in part, the personal perspective that the judge brings to the bench."

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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