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January 3, 2020

US starts sending asylum seekers across Arizona border
By Astrid Galvan and Christopher Scherman


More than 56,000 people were sent back to Mexico by the end of November, according to Syracuse Universityís Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. Of the more than 24,000 cases that have been decided, only 117, or less than 1%, have been granted asylum or some other form relief allowing them to stay in the United States. But U.S. authorities have lauded the program, saying itís helped to significantly reduce illegal border crossings. The Border Patrol apprehended just over 33,000 people along the Southwest border in November, compared to 144,000 in May, when border crossings peaked.


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