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WBEZ Chicago
April 30, 2021

Illinois Lawmakers Want To Explore Providing Legal Help To Immigrants Facing Deportation
By María Inés Zamudio

State lawmakers in both legislative chambers have proposed measures that would create a task force to investigate the feasibility of providing legal representation to Illinois immigrants facing deportation. If approved, the task force will spend a year exploring the details of providing such services and how much they would cost. The task force would provide recommendations by July 2022. The country’s civil immigration system does not provide court-appointed counsel to immigrants facing removal. In Illinois, 43% of the immigrants facing deportation don’t have a lawyer, according to Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a group at Syracuse University.

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