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The Dallas Morning News
October 27, 2019

If your heart doesn’t break for asylum seekers, you may have a spiritual heart condition
By Blair Thompson-White

Before the Remain in Mexico policy, if you were seeking asylum, you would come to the border after your months-long journey away from the violence in your country and you would receive an initial “credible fear” hearing. Nearly all migrants seeking asylum pass this initial credible fear hearing. They are given a court date, but because the system is so backlogged, the court date is often six months, nine months, a year in the future. The next question our government used to ask is: Who is your sponsor in the United States? Nearly every migrant would tell them about an uncle or sister or cousin somewhere in the U.S. They would then be released with their children to stay with their extended family until the time of their court date. In June, researchers at the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University found that 81% of migrant families waiting in the U.S.

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