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Immigration Law

Many Unrepresented Families Quickly Deported Via 'Rocket Docket" - TRAC

TRAC, Oct. 18, 2016 - "When families initially do not have an attorney to represent them, disposing of their cases quickly may prevent them from locating an attorney. Yet whether or not the family is represented is the single most important factor in whether families ultimately will win their case. Examining these 38,601 cases closed as of September 30, 2016, for those without representation, slightly less than four percent (3.8%) won their cases. In contrast, among those with representation forty percent (40.0%) were awarded asylum, other forms of relief, or were found to have other grounds at the present time to remain in the U.S."