Putting TRAC to Work
  News Organizations
June 26, 2018

Deporting asylum-seekers without giving them a chance to make their case would violate US and international laws
By Angilee Shah

Asylum cases can take years and the success rates varies greatly depending on where the applicants are from and whether they have a lawyer. The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University analyzed immigration court data over about six years and found that 70 to 90 percent of asylum claims by people from Mexico, Haiti, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala are denied. About 20 percent of applicants from China and 17 percent from Ethiopia are denied. Judges decide about 20,000 to 30,000 cases per year.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
Copyright 2018
TRAC TRAC at Work TRAC TRAC at Work News Organizations News Organizations