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The Intercept
March 18, 2018

Escape from America “My Heart Is Dancing” — How an Iraqi Family Found Refuge in Canada After Escaping Persecution and Detention in the U.S.
By Ryan Devereaux

The detail judge in Safaa’s hearing was Glen R. Baker. Appointed by the Obama administration in 2014, Baker normally presides over the Kansas City immigration court. According to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, or TRAC, a research center at Syracuse University, from 2012 through 2017, Baker had an asylum denial rate of 71.3 percent, placing him above the national average of 52.8 percent.

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