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AMA Journal of Ethics,
April 2022

What Should Count as Best Practices of Forensic Medical and Psychological Evaluations for Children Seeking Asylum?
By Maria Joy Ferrera, PhD, LCSW and Minal Giri, MD

Notably, rates of asylum denial have reached record highs, with judges denying close to 74% of asylum cases in fiscal year 2020. The process itself can take years. Illinois, for example, has one of the longest wait times (1404 days on average as of October 2021). Although authorized to stay, asylum seekers are left in limbo without legal status while their cases are pending.......[Citing TRAC data and research].

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