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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
June 30, 2018

Deporting asylum-seekers without due process would violate America’s 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
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