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May 14, 2018

Sessions Expands Judicial Team Along US-Mexico Border to Expedite Immigration Hearings
By Jenna Mulligan

A problematic and lengthy wait currently exists for asylum seekers who reach the southern U.S. border from Central American nations. 75 percent of asylum seekers from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador who applied between 2011 and 2016 were rejected, according to Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. However, the immigration courts are so flooded with these asylum applications that a single case can take up to three years to reach a judge. In this time, some applicants are released to family members in the United States with a work permit, and some do not return to the judiciary system for their final hearing.

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