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July 31, 2018

Immigrants receiving asylum in U.S. steadily declines, study says
By Simon Williams

When immigrants come to the U.S. border seeking asylum they’re expected to tell judges why they fear their home country and a new report says that immigration judges granting that fear as credible is steadily declining. It shows El Paso has among the lowest approval rates in the country. Researches with the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University report that the decline started around the beginning of this year in January. They say that by June 2018 only 14.7 percent of immigration court decisions found asylum seekers had a credible fear. That’s about half as often as the same period in 2017.

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