Putting TRAC to Work
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The Vera Institute
May 2020

Advancing Universal Representation: A Toolkit
By Emily Tucker, Shiu-Ming Cheer, Melissa Garlick, Karen Berberich, Avideh Moussavian, and Annie Chen

One crucial starting point for stakeholder education is explaining the current landscape and need for legal representation. Veraís fact sheet on the importance of representation, its Evaluation of the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project, and the numerous research studies cited in Module 1 of this series articulate the myriad reasons that representation is so urgently needed, particularly for people who are detained. Campaigns seeking more localized information can visit the website for Syracuse Universityís Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), which regularly receives data on all removal cases processed through the nationís immigration courts. TRACís series of interactive data tools and short reports is useful for accessing immigration court data, including representation rates and case volume, at the local or national level. Its website makes immigration court data accessible to people who do not have training in statistics or social science research methods.

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