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Fox 5 San Diego
November 13, 2020

Immigration judges turn down asylum seekers in droves in Fiscal Year 2020
By Julian Resendiz

Mexicans and citizens from the Northern Triangle of Central America Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador were the most likely to be turned down. Those who presented their petitions in Texas, Georgia and southern California had high denial rates, as well. Four judges in Atlanta turned down 98 out of 100 asylum claims presented to them; nine judges in Houston said no 95% of the time. And whether the individual fleeing gang violence in San Pedro Sula or official oppression in Venezuela had legal representation also made a big difference in the outcome of his or her case, according to research from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University.

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