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June 6, 2018

Immigration numbers illustrate lives affected by Trump-era policies
By Vanessa Swales

61 percent Percentage of asylum cases denied in 2017. Nearly 9 out of 10 Mexican nationals who claim theyíre fleeing persecution are denied asylum. Those from Haiti, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala donít fare much better. Source: Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. 14,000 ICE detainers issued per month over the last nine months, according to ICE data released through November. Immediately following Trumpís election, there was a large spike in detainer numbers. However, data indicates that the numbers have stabilized since March 2017. Sometimes called holds, detainers are voluntary requests for local jurisdictions to detain someone on behalf of federal immigration agents. Itís unknown how many ICE detainers requested are honored. Source: Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse

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