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January 31, 2020

These numbers tell the story of asylum cases being decided in Houston
By Aaron Barker and Robert Arnold

Data released this month by a Syracuse University database project showed most asylum claims made by migrants take years to be decided and are usually denied by immigration courts. The schoolís Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse has collected data on asylum cases brought to United States immigration courts since 2000. he data showed that there was a total of 67,406 asylum claims brought to the courts nationwide during the 2019 fiscal year. Thatís up from 42,264 in the 2018 fiscal year. In Houston, there were a total of 4,387 asylum claims that were decided by immigration judges during fiscal year 2019. In fiscal year 2018, a total of 3,129 of these cases were decided in Houston.

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