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Washington Law Review

Preventing Erroneous Expedited Removals: Immigration Judge Re View and Requests for Reconsideration of Negative Credible Fear Determinations
By Katherine Shattuck

Asylum seekers who are represented at the merits phase prevail at substantially higher rates than those who lack attorneys. In fiscal year 2016, for example, just 10% of pro se applicants were granted asylum; in contrast, 52% of represented asylum seekers won the right to remain the United States. These disparities were even more pronounced in asylum cases involving women and children........[citing TRAC research].

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