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Human Rights First
October 20, 2017

Asylum Behind Bars
By Gaby Del Valle

In recent years, an increasing number of asylum seekers have attempted to represent themselves in court, usually to their own detriment. The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a research center at Syracuse University, found that in 2016, 20 percent of the more than 22,000 asylum seekers whose cases were decided that year tried to fight their cases without an attorney. Of the asylum seekers who did have a lawyer, 52 percent were eventually granted asylum. By contrast, of those who didnít have a lawyer, only 10 percent got asylum.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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