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May 3, 2018

Which nationalities get rejected the most for US asylum?
By Holly Yan and Sean O'Key

When a caravan of Central American migrants recently showed up at the US border, many wondered what their odds of getting asylum would be. The answer: Slim, if history repeats itself. A look at asylum denial rates show extreme variances between the nationalities of people applying. Asylum: A protected status that allows people fleeing persecution to live legally in another country. And Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador -- the three countries represented in this caravan -- have among the highest US asylum denial rates, according to Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. But asylum seekers from Mexico and Haiti fared even worse.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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