According to a new study, migrants seeking asylum often have a greater chance of succeeding if they are from certain parts of the country. From 2016 to 2021, Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University analyzed six years of immigration courts statistics nationwide. TRAC found that the asylum denial rate tended to be lower in immigration courts in New York, San Francisco, Baltimore, Chicago, and Arlington. The TRAC report stated that most immigration judges issued asylum denials in at least 70% of all cases but the higher denial rates could be tracked to courthouses in certain parts of the US. The courts with the highest denial rates include Houston, Oakdale, Los Fresnos, and Atlanta. 

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