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January 29, 2020

One Year of Forced Return to Mexico; Three Years of Trump Dismantling the Asylum System
By Ruthi Epstein

Finally, Trump attempted to force asylum seekers who have passed their credible fear interviews to remain in jail for the duration of their case, despite their eligibility for bond or parole. Fortunately, the courts halted these efforts. Had the policies been allowed to proceed, they would have tipped the scales against the asylum seekers; data from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University show that detained asylum seekers are far less likely to win relief than asylum seekers who were never detained or who were released from custody.

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