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September 10, 2014

S.F. Moves to Provide $2 Million for Lawyers for Immigrant Kids
By John Cote'

More than 25,000 deportation proceedings are pending in San Francisco, and, as of the end of June, at least 4,100 involved juveniles, according to an analysis of court data by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. The Syracuse study found that about 2,200 of those children do not have legal representation, which heavily influences their future: Only 1 in 10 juveniles who appeared in immigration court in recent years without a lawyer was allowed to stay in the U.S., according to the university’s analysis. By contrast, almost 50 percent of children with legal representation were allowed to remain in the country, the university found.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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