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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 17, 2018
Deportation orders in Tennessee, Arkansas and northern Mississippi have increased nearly 50 percent since 2016, The Tennessean reports. The increase can be traced to the appointment of Judge Vernon Miles, who has a track record of denying almost every asylum case, an increased number of Central American immigrants seeking asylum, and policies established by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Tennessee’s only immigration court is in Memphis, which handles cases from four states.