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October 23, 2017

Why immigrants seeking asylum have a better chance in Newark vs Atlanta
By Ted Sherman

There was even disparity between judges who handle cases at Elizabeth, according to an analysis by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, or TRAC, a nonpartisan, nonprofit data research center based at Syracuse University. It found that between fiscal year 2011 and 2016, Immigration Court Judge Mirlande Tadal--who worked for Travelers Aid Immigration Legal Services in New York and was a former attorney investigator for the New York Commission on Human Rights before her appointment as an immigration judge by former Attorney General Janet Reno in 1995--granted 27.8 percent of all asylum claims. The TRAC analysis found Judge Dorothy Harbeck, a former state Superior Court arbitrator who was appointed as an immigration judge in September 2006, granted 55.2 percent of asylum claims.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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