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Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy
April 4, 2023

Civil Representation Matters––But ‘Justice’ May Require More
By Sarah M. Spangler

Indeed, according to data obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), only 22.32% of the immigrants whose Notices to Appear (NTAs) were filed in a US Immigration Court in FY2022 (completed and pending cases) secured representation by December 2022.[8] Of those cases which were completed, 13.05% of the individuals with representation obtained relief and 4.93% of the individuals with representation had their proceedings successfully terminated––compared to 0.44% and 1%, respectively, of those who did not have representation.[9] Notably, these numbers do not control for confounding variables such as language, education, race, or court location and cannot alone establish a causal impact between representation and outcome.

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