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Latin America News Dispatch
February 23, 2016

Child Migrants Face Challenges, But Are Kids Again on the Soccer Field
By Katie Schlechter

According to records obtained by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse from the Executive Office for Immigration Review, 91 percent of migrant children without legal representation were deported in fiscal year 2014. Stark, who represents some of the youth who play for Callejas’ team, stressed how complicated immigration courts and asylum offices are to navigate alone. “In an immigration case, it’s not just about the facts of your own life,” said Stark. “It’s like, how do the facts of your life fit within these designated legal boxes?”

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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