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York Dispatch
April 19, 2018

Hanover immigrant's run-in with ICE highlights lack of accountability
By David Weissman

Immigration courts are under the jurisdiction of the federal Department of Justice, meaning the judges answer to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has publicly made eliminating illegal immigration a priority. York Immigration Court judges denied immigrants asylum in 81.2 percent of cases from 2012 to 2017, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, which notes that the national denial rate during that period was 52.8 percent. The county has benefited from the uptick in ICE detainees, as county statistics show that the average number of detainees held at York County Prison has increased from 608 and 645 in March 2014 and March 2015 to 741 and 767 in March 2017 and March 2018.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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