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Stanford Law School
December 15, 2022

Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco, Plaintiff, v. United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement; United States Customs and Border Protection
By Attorneys for Plaintiff, Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco

A report from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (“TRAC”) at Syracuse University, for instance, underscored the low rates and importance of representation for asylum seeking families on the Dedicated Docket. As of September 2022, 34% of closed Dedicated Docket cases were represented. TRAC, A NATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF THE B IDEN ADMINISTRATION’S DEDICATED DOCKET INITIATIVE. In comparison, in FY 2022, 91% of all asylum cases decided in immigration court were represented. TRAC, Asylum Decisions, https://trac.syr.edu/phptools/immigration/asylum/ (last accessed Dec. 11, 2022). Those on the Dedicated Docket with representation were far more likely to be able to file an asylum application, revealing the difficulty of navigating the process without representation. Of Dedicated Docket cases closed by September 2022, 86% of represented cases had filed an asylum application—compared to a dismal 6% of non-represented cases that were able to file an asylum application. Id. Ultimately, only 7% of closed Dedicated Docket cases have been awarded asylum as of September 2022. Id. In comparison, 52% of asylum seekers in regular proceedings were granted asylum during FY 2022. Id

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