Putting TRAC to Work
  News Organizations
Latin America News Dispatch
August 25, 2011

Mexico’s Drug War Refugees Rarely Secure Asylum In United States

More than 3,200 Mexicans filed asylum applications in fiscal year 2010, with 1,671 being withdrawn, and only 49 cases granted — a success rate of just 1.5 percent. In comparison, the U.S. granted asylum last year to 234 out of 563 Colombian applicants (41.6 percent) and 3,795 out of 10,087 Chinese applicants (37.6 percent), according to the Executive Office of Immigration Review. Nationally, judges denied 86 percent of asylum applications from Mexico between 2008 and 2010, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a non-partisan database that documents U.S federal immigration enforcement.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
Copyright 2011
TRAC TRAC at Work TRAC TRAC at Work News Organizations News Organizations