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Migration Policy Institute
February 2024

Outmatched: The U.S. Asylum System Faces Record Demands
By Kathleen Bush-Josep

Significant disparities between outcomes for represented and unrepresented respondents demonstrate the need for increased access to legal representation. Of noncitizens who were granted relief in immigration court cases started between FY 2011 and FY 2019, 92.8 percent were represented, and 7.1 percent were not. Of those who were ordered removed during the same timeframe, 18.8 percent were represented and 81.1 percent were not.....[Citing TRAC data and reports].

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