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The San Diego Union-Tribune
November 5, 2018

What Happened to the Last Immigrant Caravan
By Kate Morrissey

The administration has responded to the current caravan with active military deployed to the southwest border and threats to close off the border to asylum seekers. The administration has long pushed for changes in asylum processing that would keep children in custody longer and restrict who is eligible for protection. Out of the several hundred caravan members who applied for asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border in early May, three people have won their asylum cases, and two have lost, according to Alex Mensing of Pueblo Sin Fronteras. The rest may have a year or more left before their cases are over depending on where in the U.S. they’re living. The immigration court backlog of more than 760,000 cases nationwide varies widely between courts, according to data from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse of Syracuse University.

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