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Houston Chronicle
January 12, 2016

Central American migrant numbers swell, rivaling 2014 crisis
By Lomi Kriel

Similarly, 82 percent of more than 16,000 Central American women screened at the border were found to have a credible fear of persecution if they return to their home countries, one of the criteria for applying for asylum, according to government statistics. Yet only 30 percent of 26,300 mothers with children who arrived after 2014 had attorneys, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. Without counsel, only 1.5 percent were allowed to stay.

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