Charted: Boston's Fast-tracked asylum cases have a slim chance
Boston is home to the largest pool of fast-tracked asylum cases in the country.
- But the chances of those petitions being approved are slim, according to a review of President Biden's "dedicated docket" proceedings from the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program.
Flashback: President Biden launched the process in May 2021. The administration said it would help swiftly and fairly decide the fate of asylum-seeking families who had recently arrived via the southern border.
- Since then, the Biden administration has assigned more than 110,000 immigrants to the dedicated docket, including more than 20,000 in Boston.
Yes, but: The report states the process is neither fast nor fair as asylum seekers struggle to get legal representation and many find the proceedings and schedules confusing.
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