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For immigrants seeking asylum in Minnesota, success depends partly on which judge they get

Disparities nationwide have created a system that some legal scholars have dubbed 'refugee roulette.'

An Ecuadorian woman named Fernanda came before Minnesota Immigration Judge Katherine L. Hansen, carrying her American-born baby in a blanket.

"I don't know if you can grant me asylum," Fernanda said.

Hansen directed her to fill out an asylum application by the next court date in 3½ months "so we can talk about it."

Down the hall from Hansen's courtroom, a Mexican immigrant sat before Immigration Judge Monte G. Miller.

https://www.startribune.com/for-immigrants-seeking-asylum-in-minnesota-success-depends-partly-on-which-judge-they-get/600377036/

 

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