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November 22, 2016

A migrant from El Salvador gets her chance in immigration court
By Maura Ewing


A study by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University (TRAC) analyzed more than 26,000 asylum proceedings of adults with children last year, and found that less than one-third had legal representation. About 26 percent of the applicants with lawyers successfully won permission to stay in the US, whereas only 1.5 percent of those without won their claims 98.5 percent of migrants with children who did not have lawyers were deported.


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