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June 9, 2016

Thousands of Children Seek Asylum, Many Without Lawyers
By Jude Joffe-Block, Fronteras Desk

Children with lawyers are five times more likely to win their immigration court cases, according to a 2014 analysis by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. One of the most common ways that lawyers can help children win the right to stay in the country is by assisting them in applying to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status or asylum. If the agency grants the petition, it will close the child’s deportation case in immigration court. Since October 2014, it has granted more than 15,000 children Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and granted about 6,000 children asylum.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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