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Los Angeles Times
July 30, 2018

Immigration judges turning down more asylum seekers, as Trump administration presses for crackdown
By Jazmine Ulloa

The number of asylum cases in which immigration judges find that an immigrant has a “credible fear” of persecution has dropped sharply this year — a shift that leads to swifter deportations and provides an early glimpse at the narrowing path to refuge for many under the Trump administration, according to a report released Monday. Researchers with the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University reported that immigration judges found asylum seekers had provided enough evidence to establish they had a credible fear in 14.7% of cases heard since January — about half as often as the same period in 2017.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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