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Center for Migration Studies
December 2022

Climate Migration and the Future of Immigration Policy in the United States
By Mara A. Mahmud

Presently, a major obstacle to migrants seeking access to asylum in the United States is the massive backlog in asylum courts. At the end of December 2021, the number of pending cases reached 771,236 one of the largest in history (TRAC 2022).

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