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A masterís thesis submitted to the Graduate Faculty in International Migration Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts,The City University of New York

A Credible Fear: The Politics of Gang Violence inthe Northern Triangle
By Jane E. Dowd

A possible factor in the low approval of defensive asylum applications is that non-citizens in immigration court are not afforded the right to counsel; data from Syracuse Universityís Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) shows that between 60% and 80% of those appearing in immigration court who have never been detained are represented by counsel, compared to 10% to 30% of those appearing in immigration court who have been detained appearing with counsel.

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