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The Christian Science Monitor
March 24, 2020

He was arrested for robbery. She saw an honor roll student and went to work.
By Katy Reckdahl


National data shows that legal help is crucial to that process: A 2014 report from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University found that when juveniles in immigration court were helped by a lawyer, the percentage that were allowed to stay in the U.S. jumped from 15% to 73%. In 2018, after waiting a year, Monica got her permanent resident credentials and an all-important Social Security number. She became Carverís first student to move from unauthorized to documented status and to enroll in college.


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