Asylum Requests Rejected at Record Rate under Trump Administration

Under the Trump Administration, asylum judges are rejecting asylum applications at a far greater rate than ever before under prior administrations, as reported by Breitbart.

Immigration courts processed approximately 67,520 asylum requests in 2019, significantly higher than the 22,319 cases processed in 2016. Of those over 67,000 cases, 46,755 of them, or 69 percent overall, were rejected. In 2016, only about 12,188 cases were rejected.

As part of his broader crackdown on immigration, both legal and illegal, President Trump has slashed the federal cap on annual refugee applications to historically low levels. Most recently, the administration reduced the maximum amount to just 18,000 for the 2020 fiscal year. It is by far the lowest refugee cap in the history of the federal refugee program, down significantly from the final annual total permitted by the Obama Administration of 110,000 for the 2017 fiscal year.

Illegal immigration into the United States overall has seen a drop in recent months due to various other policies implemented by the Trump Administration, including construction of the border wall, and the implementation of the “Remain in Mexico” policy, among other solutions.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22).

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