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Indianapolis Star
August 10, 2018

'It’s like a dream': Inside an immigrant's journey to enroll in college after fleeing violence in Honduras
By Mike Elsen-Rooney

Hundreds of thousands of immigrant children are, like Lester, stuck in a legal limbo. According to the Transactional Records Clearinghouse, a data organization based at Syracuse University, about half of the more than 200,000 young immigrants who’ve arrived at the U.S. border since 2004, most of them fleeing gang violence and civil unrest in Central America, are in the same position as Lester: They can stay until a court date, when a judge will decide whether to expel them. Those court dates are typically long in coming: The average wait for an immigration hearing in Chicago court is over 1,000 days

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