A Transactional Records Access Clearing House (TRAC) report found that the most recent data tracking the processing of “women with children” cases showed that the odds of being deported decreased by more than fourteen-fold when the women and children had legal representation in immigration court. Of the 12,266 such closed cases as of June 2015, only 2.3% without representation were allowed to remain in the United States, with the immigration judge issuing a deportation order 97.7% of the time. In contrast, for the 2,003 “women with children” cases with representation, 32.9% were allowed to remain in the country, with 67.1% receiving a deportation order. Interested in getting involved?
Posted on August 5, 2015 by Brian D. Lerner