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The New York Times
May 3, 2017

‘No Asylum Here’: Some Say U.S. Border Agents Rejected Them
By Caitlin Dickerson and Miriam Jordan

For migrants from Mexico and Central American countries, those numbers are even lower: only 10 percent to 23 percent since 2011, according to data compiled by researchers at Syracuse University. Many asylum seekers from the region claim they have been targeted by gangs, which is harder to prove than political persecution, or base their claims on poverty, which is not a ground for asylum.

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