NPR’s Planet Money has learned that more than 13,500 immigrants, mostly Chinese, who were granted asylum status years ago by the U.S. government are now facing possible deportation. During a 2012 probe, prosecutors in New York rounded up 30 immigration lawyers, paralegals, and interpreters who had helped Chinese immigrants fraudulently obtain asylum.

NPR’s Planet Money has learned that more than 13,500 immigrants, mostly Chinese, who were granted asylum status years ago by the U.S. government are now facing possible deportation. During a 2012 probe, prosecutors in New York rounded up 30 immigration lawyers, paralegals, and interpreters who had helped Chinese immigrants fraudulently obtain asylum.