Pending asylum applications in the US approach 1.6 million, the highest number ever recorded

Nearly 1.6 million asylum applications are pending in US immigration courts and USCIS, the highest number ever recorded, according to analysis of federal data. conducted by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. US immigration courts face a more than sevenfold increase in asylum cases from fiscal year 2012, when there were 100,000 pending […]