Sunday, June 26, 2022

Immigration judges in Louisiana denied 88% of the asylum cases between 2016 and 2021

As TRAC Immigration data shows, asylum grant rates vary widely among the nation's immigration courts.  This report details how

"immigration judges in Louisiana have denied asylum claims at a higher rate than almost any other courts in the nation over the past five years, according to federal data. . . . Between 2016 and 2021, the 15 immigration judges in New Orleans, Oakdale, and Jena denied 4,119 of the 4,632 claims they heard, marking an 88.36% denial rate statewide, according to an Acadiana Advocate analysis of data from Transactional Record Access Clearinghouse.

In comparison, an average of 67.6% of asylum cases were denied nationwide during the same period."

Louisiana has immigrant detention centers, including in Oakdale, Louisiana.


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