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July 12, 2018

Asylum seeker released from Northwest Detention Center — but still separated from son
By Lilly Fowler

With regard to Padilla's immigration proceedings, even if and when she gets her day in court, there’s no guarantee an immigration judge will grant her, or others like her, asylum. In 2017, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, or TRAC, at Syracuse University, 30,179 asylum cases were decided by judges — the largest number of cases since 2005. More than half, however — 61.8 percent of applicants — were denied asylum status, with those from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador facing a particularly high likelihood of being denied.

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