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June 3, 2015

The border surge, a year later: Tens of thousands of immigrant children remain in limbo
By Elizabeth Llorente, Bryan Llenas

In the year since President Obama declared the surge in unaccompanied children from Central American crossing into South Texas to be a “national emergency,” tens of thousands of kids still are waiting for their cases to be resolved — and many are doing so without legal representation. Of those Central American children who have crossed into the U.S. since the border surge began in 2012 and have lawyers, three-quarters have been granted permission to stay, according to Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. Of those without lawyers, 80 percent have been ordered deported, the TRAC report shows. Of the 60,748 minors who arrived at the border in fiscal year 2014, only 40 percent have lawyers, while 60 percent do not. Slightly more than 43,000 cases still are unresolved, according to TRAC. And for fiscal year 2015, two-thirds of the nearly 12,000 minors who've arrived at the border have no legal representation.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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