Putting TRAC to Work
Stanford University Press
March 27, 2013

Governing Immigration Through Crime: A Reader
By edited by Julie Dowling, Jonathan Inda

Detainees' experiences with detention are mediated by the unequal treatment at sites as well as within the immigration court system, affecting access to counsel and visitation, the pace of legal proceedings, and the length of stay in detention. For example, a report by Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) determined that immigration judges' decisions in asylum cases vary widely: some judges deny asylum as much as 98% of the time, and as some as little as 10%. In asylum court, for example, the failure rate for an asylum-seeker without legal representation is 93.4% (TRAC, 2006).

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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