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March 25, 2022

Biden Unveils New Immigration Rules to Streamline Asylum Cases
By TCR Staff

The current court backlog has soared to nearly 1.7 million cases, with asylum claims for people who are not detained taking an average of nearly four years to decide. Under the new rules, asylum officers expect to decide cases in 90 days. Rejected applicants will be sent to immigration judges, who also expect to issue decisions in 90 days. The changes come as, according to Boundless.com, a new report from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a nonpartisan and nonprofit data gathering organization, has found that one third of all new cases in U.S. immigration courts are children under the age of 18, and of those cases, 40 percent are toddlers under the age of 4.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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