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June 9, 2022

Biden’s Asylum Program Deporting People With No Lawyer, No Hearing
By Alexander Lekhtman

Back in January, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University released its analysis of the first seven months of the program. It found that of 72,000 cases assigned to Dedicated Dockets nationally by December 2021, over 84 percent of asylum-seekers had no lawyer. Of over 1,550 asylum seekers who received deportation orders, over 95 percent had no lawyer. “When cases are rushed, asylum-seekers may not have the time to obtain an attorney and prepare documents that would allow the court to make a fully-informed decision, and judges may be forced into making rushed decisions,” the report said.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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