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The National Law Journal
September 16, 2014

Grant Pays Lawyers to Represent Undocumented Children
By Karen Sloan

A study of unaccompanied children in immigration proceedings by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse found that they had legal representation in 52 percent of closed proceedings during the past decade. Less than one-third have been able to consult an attorney in pending cases. Access to an attorney made a significant difference in outcomes. Children with lawyers were allowed to remain in the country in 47 percent of the cases, the study found. By contrast, only 10 percent of children without a lawyer were allowed to remain. Read more: http://www.nationallawjournal.com/id=1202670263739/Grant-Pays-Lawyers-to-Represent-Undocumented-Children#ixzz3DgQxO6cv

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