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Miami Herald
May 11, 2015

Obamas immigration detention policies hurt mothers, children
By By Carol Robles-Roman and Elisa Massimino

Detention always hinders the ability of asylum seekers to get legal representation, and the main family detention facilities are far from cities with significant pro bono resources. According to Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, 98.5 percent of the women with children who lacked lawyers were ordered deported. Women with lawyers were 17 times more likely to receive relief.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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