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December 27, 2019

Just 117 Asylum Seekers Approved So Far Under ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program
By TCR Staff

It is nearly impossible for asylum seekers in the controversial Remain in Mexico program to be granted asylum, according to th Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University, As of November, more than 24,000 people had completed asylum cases through the program officially known as Migrant Protection Protocols but only 117 of them had received asylum, said the San Diego Union-Tribune in a report on the TRAC study. The 117 approvals represent 0.4 percent of all completed cases, a rate significantly lower than the historic asylum grant rate of about 20 percent, according to the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Nevertheless, compared to asylum grant rates through September, which were 0.1 percent of the roughly completed cases then, the 0.4 grant rate is a significant increase.

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