CORRECTION to May 4 story on asylum requests

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Arizona Asylum that moved Wednesday, May 4, under WASHINGTON dateline are asked to use the following correction. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

WASHINGTON – A May 4 Cronkite News story about disparities in immigration judges’ approval rates for asylum cases contained several errors. Denial rates for individual immigration judges in Arizona ranged from 21.3 percent to 96 percent, while the range nationally went from 3.9 percent to 100 percent. Arizona judges as a whole denied 72.6 percent of requests, well over the national average of 48.5 percent. Denials at detention centers nationwide ranged from 55.7 percent to 100 percent, and Judge Irene Feldman in Eloy, where she denied 96 percent of requests, was ranked the eighth-strictest judge of 250 studied by TRAC.