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April 13, 2018

Immigrant advocates furious over Justice Department move

Immigrants who can't afford attorneys or find lawyers to handle their cases for free must represent themselves in their deportation cases. For many, the program is their only source of legal guidance in a complex and overwhelming system. Advocates hold group sessions with immigrants in detention to provide an overview of deportation proceedings and also offer individual case orientation. The program helps immigrants make more informed decisions and helps complete cases more quickly, according to the immigration courts' website. The immigration courts face a tremendous backlog of more than 600,000 cases, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University.

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