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February 16, 2020

Shelter for asylum seekers, asylees to open in Jersey City
By Teri West

Seeking asylum is a complex legal process that can be lengthy and burdensome. The U.S. asylum denial rate has been increasing annually, reaching 69% last year, according to Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. About half of the 50 asylum seekers that Church World Service Jersey City is currently assisting are from Latin America, Madsen said. A single caseworker manages the program, and a 50-person waiting list nearly doubled in a single day this week.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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