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Think Progress.org
July 29, 2014

More Than 90 Percent Of Child Migrants With Lawyers Show Up In Immigration Court
By Esther Yu-Hsi Lee

Using data compiled by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), the immigration advocacy group Immigration Policy Center (IPC) found that 92.5 percent of children with legal representation who weren’t detained or released by the end of their case, showed up at their court hearings while 27.5 percent of children without legal representation in the same situation also showed up at their court hearings. On average for these completed cases, 60.9 percent of children appeared in immigration court. In cases where children are placed with U.S. family, including undocumented members, 79.5 percent of all cases (both closed and pending) had appeared for their case. Court appearances shoot up to 95.1 percent when children placed with family members have legal representation.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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