Asylum denied in most Las Vegas immigration court cases


About 91 percent of asylum requests processed through the Las Vegas immigration court were denied in the last six years.
News Story (Nevada)

Jessie Bekker
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 17, 2017
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Tags: Asylum, Courts

Organizations mentioned/involved: University of Nevada, Las Vegas


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The strictest of the four Las Vegas immigration judges is Munish Sharda, who ranks 11th out of 293 immigration judges nationwide for his asylum denial rate of 97.3 percent.

“This is a famously inconsistent area of adjudication,” said Michael Kagan, immigration lawyer and director of the UNLV Immigration Clinic.

The consequence: “Dramatically different results, possibly with very high stakes,” he said.