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Center for American Progress
June 20, 2018

Incarcerating Entire Families Cannot Be the Solution to the Separation of Children
By Philip E. Wolgin

A Human Rights First analysis of Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse data from 2014 through 2017 found that nearly all families and children (97 and 98 percent, respectively) who had access to legal counsel had appeared at their court hearings. (And immigrants who are not detained have a far better shot at getting legal counsel in the first place.) A prime way, then, of ensuring that families complete their immigration proceedings—and, not to mention, have a fair shot at winning protection—is to ensure that they have access to a competent lawyer.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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