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Law 360
January 3, 2019

2nd Circ. Revives Asylum Plea From Chinese National
By Tiffany Hu

The immigration courts’ case backlog topped 800,000 in 2017, according to data released by the nonpartisan Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University last month. “Immigration cases are subject to a lot of discretion and various interpretations by immigration judges who are expected to make fast but correct decisions under severe time constraints,” Kuzmin said by email. “In essence, the Second Circuit acknowledges the complexity of immigration cases and the overburdened system of immigration courts. Today's decision shows that asylum applicants in the U.S. can get a fair shake but it may require a series of appeals to achieve it.”

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