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Cardozo Law Review

The Right to Appointed Counsel: The Case for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children
By Amanda Kavita Sewanan

As of fiscal year 2018, 496,129 children are in removal proceedings, and more than half of them are unrepresented by legal counsel. Children represented by lawyers have much greater success in those proceedings than those children who were not represented. In fact, in cases where the child was represented, the court allowed the child to remain in the United States almost half of the time.....[Citing TRAC research and data].

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