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April 24, 2017

Do immigrants facing deportation have a right to an attorney?
By Ted Sherman

The pace of removal hearings has seen little change since the end of the Obama administration. According to data released by TRAC on Friday, the latest available court records through the end of March 2017 shows that despite the stepped-up enforcement of immigration laws under the Trump White House, the pace of immigration court filings has remained steady. What has changed is the number of individuals being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement while their cases are pending. TRAC said 54 percent of the court cases under Obama involved detained individuals. "This was true for only a quarter of Trump's cases. Most of the remaining individuals were still detained," TRAC reported.

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