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July 29, 2014

Study: Nearly Half of All Illegal Minors With Lawyers Got to Stay
By Cathy Burke

Among the flood of unaccompanied children who've illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border, those who have a lawyer are more likely to show up in immigration court and be allowed to legally stay, a new study shows. Nearly half of all minors represented by lawyers in immigration court in the past decade eventually won permission to remain, according to the report by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a project at Syracuse University that gathers and analyzes federal data. But nine out of 10 without attorneys were sent back to their home countries, the study found.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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