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July 12, 2018

Which nationalities get rejected the most for US asylum?
By Holly Yan

What used to be a long, arduous quest to gain US asylum just got even tougher. The Trump administration's new asylum policy means those claiming a fear of domestic violence or non-governmental gang violence will be immediately rejected. A protected status that allows people fleeing persecution to live legally in another country. So what are the current chances of getting asylum? It turns out, the odds vary significantly by nationality. Migrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador -- which represent a large portion of US asylum seekers -- have among the highest denial rates, according to Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. But asylum seekers from Mexico and Haiti fared even worse.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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