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Washington State Office of the Attorney General
August 15, 2014

Attorney General takes action to support legal representation for children in deportation hearings: erguson seeks to file amicus brief in federal case; Believes unaccompanied immigrant children shouldn’t be forced to represent themselv
By Attorney General Bob Ferguson

According to TRAC Immigration, there is a significant disparity between outcomes for represented versus unrepresented children in Washington. Since 2005, 41 percent of unaccompanied children in Washington state who were represented by counsel had their cases resolved and were granted protection from deportation. In contrast, only 4 percent of unaccompanied children not represented by counsel were allowed to remain. This data demonstrates that many of the unaccompanied immigrant children have viable claims of asylum, but they are unable to successfully articulate those claims without legal assistance.

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