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The Commercial Appeal
March 10, 2016

Mid-South organization helps young immigrants navigate legal system
By Maria Ines Zamudio

Nationwide, 80 percent of the children who went to immigration court without an attorney were deported. Those odds change dramatically for underage immigrants who have attorneys. In about 73 percent of cases in which children were represented by an attorney, the court allowed them to stay in the country, according to the database maintained by Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, or TRAC, which monitors immigration courts. In the Memphis immigration court, which includes cases from four states, half of the unaccompanied minors currently have an attorney representing them, according to TRAC data.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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