Putting TRAC to Work
  Legal and Scholarly
Latin American Studies Honors Thesis
April 30, 2020

The Experience of Guatemalan Women who Seek Asylum in United States Courts: A Legacy of Paternalism and Gendered Violence
By Nina Harris

U.S. law states that asylum seekers have the “privilege” of representation—but at their personal cost. Asylum seekers must either find pro bono representation or pay for private counsel. According to TRAC (Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse), applicants with representation are much more likely to be granted asylum—but only about 37% of immigrants have representation, and only 14% of detained immigrants.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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