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Independent Women's Forum
June 7, 2022

Two Truths and a Lie: Immigration
By Patrice Onwuka

There has been an explosion in the number of immigrants claiming asylum for entrance and stay in the U.S. regardless of whether their situations warrant it. As a result, the immigration court system has a backlog of more than 1.8 million cases. Syracuse University’s TRAC, which tracks the status of asylum cases, suggests that the growth of the backlog has been accelerating at a breakneck pace since the start of the Biden administration. When asylum cases are finally adjudicated, about two out of three (65%) of cases are denied. Someone seeking more opportunity or escaping poverty may have a sympathetic case, but that does mean they qualify as asylees.

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