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Human Rights First
January 11, 2016

New Legislation Would Provide Lawyers for Children, Vulnerable Individuals

According to government data analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, less than half of unaccompanied immigrant children are represented by a lawyer. Those who are unrepresented are ordered deported 90 percent of the time, while those with a lawyer are five times more likely to be granted relief by an immigration judge.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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