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San Francisco Chronicle.
May 28, 2019

Open Forum: Immigrants need lawyers to avoid lengthy detention
By Melissa Hurtado

Individuals who were detained during their removal proceedings were three times more likely to obtain relief when afforded access to counsel. Despite this glaring need, the report also noted that two-thirds of detained individuals had no legal assistance during their proceedings. California immigration, by the numbers 52% proportion of school-aged children with one or more immigrant parents 150,000 immigration cases backlogged in four immigration courts 8%increase in immigration cases since fiscal year 2017.

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