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Houston Chronicle
June 22, 2015

Lawyers come from afar to represent immigrant mothers
By Jason Buch

Of the more than 26,000 mothers who were caught during last year's influx of families from Central America and were facing deportation at the end of January, only about 27 percent had attorneys, according to data from public information requests published by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. At the time of the TRAC report, immigration judges had only decided 7,265 cases. The vast majority of those, more than 90 percent, didn't have attorneys when they went before the judge, and almost all of them were deported. Of the mothers who had attorneys, 73.7 percent were deported. Women with attorneys were 17 times more likely to be allowed to stay in the U.S.

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