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Graduate Program in Geography, Ohio State University

Notice to Appear: Immigration Courts and the Legal Production of Illegalized Immigrants
By Austin Christopher kocher

Throughout the dissertation, I used data from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse(TRAC), a project of Syracuse University that relies on FOIA court data to reconstruct the case load of the courts. Asylum decisions are useful barometers of discretion, since asylum is a discretionary benefit that tends to receive the most consistent statistical reporting. Using Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (2017b)data on asylum cases between 2009 and 2014 across all judges and all courts, the average rate of success for asylum applications was 41.9%. When narrowed to the rates of success by judge, the picture grows considerably diverse.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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