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August 16, 2018

They came fearing for their lives. Now more are being denied asylum, lawyers say.
By Daniella Silva

After a credible fear claim is denied, an asylum-seeker can choose to have the case reviewed by an immigration judge, who must make a decision within seven days that cannot be appealed. From April through June, judges ruled that migrants' previously denied credible fear claims were legitimate about 15 percent of the time, about half the approval rate in the last six months of 2017, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University, which tracks such statistics.

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