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Transforming Deportation Defense: Lessons Learned from the Nation’s First Public Defender Program for Detained Immigrants
By Talia Peleg and Ruben Loyo

In a national study analyzing data from 1.2 million removal cases between 2007 and 2012, Ingrid Eagly and Steven Shafer note that a mere 14% of detained individuals were represented, far lower than the rate of representation for non-detained individuals during the same period, which was 66%.36Other data reveals wide variance in representation status depending on geographic location. n New York City, a regional study conducted by the Study Groupon Immigrant Representation (“Study Group”), a working group con-vened by U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Robert Katzmann, arrived at a sim-ilar conclusion. The Study Group observed that represented immigrants facing removal in New York immigration courts are 500 percent more likely to win their cases than their unrepresented counterparts........[Citing TRAC Research].

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