Biden Administration’s New Asylum Rules Provide Hope for Victims
Sunday, July 18, 2021, By Sophie Gomprecht
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Austin Kocher, research assistant professor at Newhouse with the Transactional Research Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), was interviewed by Vice for the article “Victims of Gang Violence Hope Biden’s New Asylum Rules Provide Refuge,” as well as for the Los Angeles Times.
Kocher remarks on the variation in asylum rules under different administrations, saying, “Winning asylum became exponentially harder under the Trump administration. More than 70 percent of asylum applications were denied in 2020, during Trump’s last year in office, compared to a denial rate of 54 percent, in the last year of the Obama administration.”