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Scholl of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California, San Diego
October 2019

The Release of Families Seeking Asylum across the U.S. Southwest Border
By Jenny Aldrich, Savitri Arvey, and Gustavo López

The time that it takes to adjudicate applications for asylum can vary depending on whether the individual is detained or not detained. It can also vary geographically or if the case is before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR-Immigration Court) or before USCIS. Currently, due to a large and growing backlog of asylum cases, many asylum seekers will wait two years for an initial review of the merits of the asylum case, and some will wait as long as five years. According to Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), four out of five asylum decisions were part of cases that took more than 12 months to decide. In January 2018, the Trump administration announced that UCSIS would start processing the asylum cases that were most recently filed......[Citing TRAC data and reports].

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