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ABA Journal
July 9, 2018

Short film dramatizes difficulties of children representing themselves in immigration court
By Lorelei Laird

As Bustle magazine notes, statistics from Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse—published by the ABA Commission on Immigration in 2016—show that whether a minor has a lawyer makes an enormous difference in his or her case. TRAC found that unrepresented kids had a 15 percent success rate; represented ones had a 73 percent success rate. The ABA House of Delegates has called for attorneys for minors in immigration court in 2001 and 2015, and for all immigrants in 2017.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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