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American Psychological Association
February 2012

Crossroads: The Psychology of Immigration in the New Century
By 2011 APA Presidential Task Force on Immigration

The rate of asylum denial is quite high, depending on national origin, presiding judge, and whether the individual is represented by an attorney (Kanstroom, 2010). Over the course of the last decade, the rate of denial has ranged nationally from 50% to 63% (Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, 2010). When denied, many asylum seekers disappear into the morass of undocumented status for fear of returning to their home countries (Kanstroom, 2010). Reasons for seeking humanitarian refuge include war and violence as well as environmental catastrophes........[citing TRAC research].

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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