Putting TRAC to Work
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UCLA School of Law
May 2022

The Biden Administration's Dedicated Docket
By Immigrants’ Rights Policy Clinic part of the Center for Immigration Law and Policy

Drawing on interviews of legal service providers and immigrants on the L.A. Dedicated Docket, analysis of recently released data from the Transactional Research Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), and court observations, this report identifies various due process deficiencies. The most serious problems are reflected in the low levels of legal representation—70.1% of those on the Docket lack counsel—as well as the case outcomes themselves: 99.1% of the 449 cases completed by February 2022 resulted in removal orders. The overwhelming majority of those removal orders—72.4%—were issued in absentia—i.e., the immigrant families never had their day in court. Worst of all, almost half of those in absentia removal orders (48.4%) were entered against children, nearly two-thirds of whom were age 6 and under, and most of whom had no lawyer........[Citing TRAC data and reports].

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