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December 24, 2020

Migrants Look to Joe Biden to End Trumpís Anti-Fraud Initiative at Border
By John Binder

The Remain in Mexico policy has helped massively reduce asylum fraud at the southern border. Data from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University (TRAC), published in the Wall Street Journal, reveals that about 85 percent of asylum cases by Central Americans are rejected and a total of nearly 70,000 migrants have been returned to their native countries after not meeting asylum requirements since the programís inception. Now, as Biden is expected to take office in late January, migrants are looking to his administration to end Remain in Mexico so as to return to the catch and release program that flourished under President Obamaís administration. TRAC data finds that tens of thousands of migrants actually give up on their asylum cases while they wait in Mexico because they are aware that their claims are not valid. To date, more than 31,000 migrants have left Mexico and returned to their native countries without having their cases heard.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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