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September 23, 2019

Asylum seekers in US face constant surveillance, long odds of winning their cases
By Daniel Connolly, Aaron Montes and Lauren Villagran

What happens when asylum seekers and other unauthorized immigrants are released into the U.S.? They typically join family members somewhere in the United States and wait for an immigration court hearing, which can take years. Although wait times vary by state, immigration court cases are pending an average of more than 700 days, according to data compiled by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, or TRAC, at Syracuse University in New York. In Memphis Immigration Court, for instance, individual asylum hearings were scheduled this summer for as late as February 2023. How does the government monitor asylum seekers or other unauthorized immigrants who are not detained? Some undocumented immigrants have virtually no contact with immigration authorities. But in other cases, immigration officials monitor asylum-seekers closely.

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