Sunday, March 22, 2015

EOIR Statistics: Asylum Grant Rates Vary Greatly by Immigration Court, Is It Refugee Roulette?

Earlier this week, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Statistics Yearbook.  We have  been providing some snapshots of the the data.

Immigration Court Completions by Language: The Top 5

Asylum Grants by Country of Nationality: The Top 25

Immigration Court Case Completions: Representation by Counsel Increases over the Last Five Years

Immigration Court Caseload Going Up and Up

The EOIR Statitistics Yearbook (K-1 - K-6) provides the asylum grant rate for the past five years.  It has been around 50% nationally per year from FY 2010-FY2014.  But it has varied widely by immigration court, from 1% in Atlanta to 84% in New York City in FY 2014.  Los Angeles was at 33% and San Francisco 59%  Krome in Florida was 4%. 

The results are consistent with the disparities between immigration courts documented in Refugee Roulette: Disparities in Asylum Adjudication and Proposals for Reform Paperback by Philip Schrag, Andrew Schoenholtz, and Jaya Ramji-Nogales.


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