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The Daily Caller
July 18, 2018

Tennessee Project to Face Record number of Deportations and Asylum Request Rejections
By Neetu Chandak

Tennessee is projected to face a record number of deportations and asylum request rejections for fiscal year 2018. The Memphis Immigration Court, the only immigration court in the state, is projected to order 3,225 deportations, according to data from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University. “Deportation orders in Tennessee, Arkansas and northern Mississippi have increased nearly 50 percent since 2016, the year before President Donald Trump took office,” the Tennessean reported. The Memphis Immigration Court not only works with cases in Tennessee, but also in Arkansas, northern Mississippi, and Kentucky. Factors contributing to the crackdown on deportations and asylum requests include appointing tough judges, strict policy decisions by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and an upsurge in Central American immigrants seeking asylum, the Tennessean reported.

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