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January 27, 2011

Interpreters of Maladies Reaching Out: BU trained, they work in hospitals, courts, and schools
By Amy Laskowski

The demand for interpreters in immigration court is steady, he says, because interpreters are required by law, and the need is likely to grow. According to a 2009 report by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, which gathers, researches, and distributes data, 78 percent of the immigrants who have come before the nation’s courts since 2006 have required a translator. And in the last 12 years, according to O’Laughlin, the atmosphere in the immigration courts has really changed. “The odds of getting deported are now much higher,” he says, making the need for interpreters more critical than ever.

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