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March 9, 2015

States Not Equal On Deportation Of Immigrant Youth
By Elly Yu

Since last summer, thousands of Central American minors have crossed the U.S. border, with more than 2,200 coming to Georgia. Recent data show, however, that unaccompanied youth in Georgia are twice as likely to be deported than their counterparts in other states. The outcomes in these immigration cases vary state by state. In Georgia nearly 30 percent of children, with or without a lawyer, received a deportation order or a voluntary removal from October 2013 through January 2015 according to federal data compiled by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. In Florida, the rate was more like 9 percent. The national average was 15 percent.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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