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The National Law Journal
March 17, 2015

Jesuit Law Schools Address Immigration Flood
By Karen Sloan

Immigration—documented or otherwise—from Central America has surged in recent years as people flee drug violence and other problems. The number of unaccompanied minors apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection grew from just below 4,000 in 2011 to nearly 52,000 in 2014. Families arriving increased from close to 15,000 in 2013 to more than 68,000 in 2014. The numbers have strained the immigration courts. A recent study of unaccompanied children by Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse found that they had legal representation in 52 percent of closed immigration proceedings during the past decade. Less than one-third could consult an attorney. Those with representation were far more likely to be allowed to remain in the country, the study found. Read more: http://www.nationallawjournal.com/id=1202720836302/Jesuit-Law-Schools-Address-Immigration-Flood#ixzz3VDXKfe2A

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