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The State Journal-Register
November 5, 2017

Study: Chicago fund means more immigrants getting legal help
By Associated Press

CHICAGO — Months after Chicago officials established up a $1.3 million fund to boost legal services for immigrants facing deportation, there’s been a big spike in immigrants with legal representation, a study has found. The percentage of immigrants represented by lawyers at deportation hearings jumped from 30 percent in May to 57 percent in August, the Chicago Tribune reported citing a Syracuse University study. Over 1,500 Chicago residents have received free legal screenings, while immigrants have had representation in court for 766 cases. Syracuse University officials called the spike “sudden” within a short frame time.....[citing TRAC research].

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