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The Texas Tribune
September 25, 2018

Migrants get a second chance at asylum. But it’s still "an uphill battle."
By Hannah Wiley

Asylum denial rates are at a 12-year high. According to Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a repository of federal immigration data, more than 61 percent of asylum claims were rejected last year. And fewer individuals are passing the "credible fear" interview, one of the initial and most essential steps in the asylum process. A July TRAC report noted that court findings of credible fear “began to plummet” in January 2018. By June of this year, there was a "credible fear" finding in only 14.7 percent of cases, down from 32.7 percent in June 2017.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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