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Texas Monthly
August 3, 2015

The State of Texas: August 3, 2015
By Jeff Winkler

Unaccompanied Statistic – The Brownsville Herald has a short, if eye-opening, look at deportations of unaccompanied minors. “Since 2005, unaccompanied minors summoned before a judge face an 83 percent chance of deportation either by removal order or voluntary departure, according to the Transactional [Records Access] Clearinghouse, a Syracuse University–based project that tracks data from Immigration and Customs Enforcement and other federal agencies.” TRAC found that “between 2005 and June, 4,143 out of 4,965 unaccompanied juveniles who went before Texas immigration judges were deported—a rate three times as high as in California with 1,149 deportations, the second-highest number of unaccompanied minor deportations.” The state has “more than 2,100 unaccompanied minors without legal representation,” a huge factor in the high number of deportations. -

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