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May 8, 2020

Immigration Board Picks Under Trump To Set Lasting Policy
By Suzanne Monyak

Since August, the Trump administration has installed nine of the 19 current permanent members of the BIA, and most of the newcomers have asylum-denial rates above 80% and backgrounds in law enforcement or the military. All but one of the nine were previously immigration judges, and according to data collected by Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, the average asylum-denial rate among those eight judges was just over 92%. The denial rate for each of those eight judges ranged from 83.5% to 96.8%. The average asylum-denial rate for immigration courts nationally is 63.1%, according to TRAC.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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