Recently, Sessions has taken steps to exert his authority over the immigration courts and change the way asylum cases are decided. If an asylum officer finds that a person's fear of persecution is credible, the case is referred to an immigration judge. Release from custody -- Sometimes, people with pending asylum cases are released on parole. Advocates -- Sometimes, people with pending asylum cases are released on parole. The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general is investigating the matterIf immigrants in the caravan lose their asylum cases, the government can order their deportation.