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Juris Magazine
October 29, 2016

Unaccompanied Minor Litigants: Expecting 10-Year-Old to Appear Pro Se in Immigration Court is Recipe for Removal
By Natalie Tupta

Only about one-third of the unaccompanied minors entering the U.S. are represented by attorneys in their immigration cases, according to a 2014 report by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse of Syracuse University. The same report found that children who had attorneys in immigration court were allowed to remain in the U.S. 73 percent of the time, whereas unrepresented children were only allowed to stay 15 percent of the time. This demonstrates that whether or not a child had legal counsel is the most important factor in predicting a case’s outcome.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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