ON MIGRATION | Federal lawmakers seek review of New England asylum cases

June 7, 2022

The Boston asylum office approved 15.5% of cases between 2015 and 2020, the nations second lowest rate. The Maine organizations argued in their report that the Boston office is “dominated by a culture of suspicion and distrust toward asylum seekers.” They said they found evidence of national origin and language bias, as non-English speakers and those hailing from African and the Middle Eastern nations were less likely to be granted asylum.

Source: Federal lawmakers seek review of New England asylum cases, by PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press, 6/1/22

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