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Vera institute of Justice
October 2020

Evidence Shows That Most Immigrants Appear for Immigration Court Hearings
By Nina Siulc and Noelle Smart

TRAC has found that from 2001 to 2016, “with rare exception virtually every family attended their court hearings when they had representation. Appearance rates at the initial hearing were 99.9 percent.” Among all cases initiated in family detention during this time, 86 percent of families appeared for all their court hearings. This rate was even higher for families who applied for asylum, with 96 percent attending all their court hearings......[Citing TRAC data and reports.

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