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Huffington Post
August 24, 2015

These Young Students And Lawyers Are Helping Women And Children Get Out Of Immigrant Detention
By Elise Foley

People facing immigration proceedings, including children, have no guarantee of legal representation. Yet those who do get help are far more likely to be allowed to remain in the U.S., according to data from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. Immigration courts closed more than 12,000 cases of women and children without representation by the end of June, versus about 2,000 cases with representation. Of the families that went up against the court system by themselves, 97.7 percent received a deportation order. For the smaller number of families with legal representation, 67.1 percent of the cases ended in a deportation order and 32.9 percent of the cases ended with a decision for the families to stay.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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