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Fox News Latino
February 8, 2016

Lack of legal counsel leaves 100s of families set for deportation
By Paula Diaz

New data show that the great majority of women with children seeking asylum in the United States, and who were given a deportation order in the last 18 months, did not have access to legal counsel. The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, which is affiliated with Syracuse University, reports that 86 percent of the 18,607 women and children who received final deportation orders between July 2014 and December 2015 did not have an attorney. TRAC statistics also show that having access to legal representation makes obtaining asylum 14 times more likely.

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