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ABA Journal
May 21, 2024

Asylum-seekers face 'serious shortage of lawyers' to help them
By Debra Cassens Weiss

The immigration-court backlog has increased from 300,000 cases in 2012 to more than 3.5 million today, the newspaper reports, citing data from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. Only about 30% of migrants are able to find a lawyer to represent them in pending cases, down from 65% five years ago, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse reports.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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