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Iowa Law Review, The University of Iowa College of Law
January 2017

Prioritizing Failure: Using the 'Rocket Docket' Phenomenon to Describe Adult Detention
By Emily R. Summers

The percentage of immigrants represented in expedited removal proceedings are lower, but not by much: The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse ("TRAC") data demonstrates that, as of January 2015, 73.1% of women and children crossing the southern border of the United States, who are often subjected to expedited removal, did not have legal representation. The study also found that "[w]ithout [such] representation, women with children almost never prevail even after they are able to demonstrate 'credible fear' of returning to their own country--only 1.5 percent were allowed to stay......[Citing TRAC research].

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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