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Increase in asylum seekers jumps as compared to 2017

The United States continues seeing an increase of people attempting to come into the country seeking political asylum.

The number of people seeking asylum through credible fear apprehensions & Inadmissible (Not Accepted) increased during 2018 as compared to 2017.

The United States Border Patrol information related to the subject shows that in 2018 there was a 62 % increase as compared to 2017.

During 2017 there were 55,584 cases reported of people being detained and claimed credible fear thus attempting to qualify for some type of asylum.

In 2018 there were 92,959 cases an increase of 37,375 more people seeking some form of asylum through claiming credible fear.

Recently, over 1,800 people from Central America made their way into the Piedras Negras/ Eagle Pass area seeking to come into the United States. Many of those individuals are seeking to be granted asylum by establishing a credible fear claim.

A U.S. Immigration Credible Fear Screening is a process where an individual from a non-contiguous country may claim fear of torture and returning to their country due to that reason. The individual will then be screened and interviewed by Federal Agents who will determine if the fear is credible.

If deemed credible the individual will be granted a hearing to request asylum under credible fear.

A Federal Judge will then determine if the individual qualifies for political asylum through the credible fear process.

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