Majority of Defendants In US Deportation Court Now Have Attorney

by Admin on April 23, 2014

The National Journal has reported that the majority of defendants in  immigration cases now have legal representation, in a sharp reversal to statistics from five years ago.

In 2013, 59 percent of those in immigration proceedings had legal representation in a sharp contrast from 2009, when just 39 percent had lawyers.

The majority of cases in 2013 were deportation cases.

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There are a number of factors which can explain this increase in figures explains the National Journal. The US government has done more to help connect the undocumented with pro bono resources, particularly the EOIR working with third-party groups. The nature of immigration cases has also changed over the past few years. Executive actions and administrative directives have highlighted the ways some undocumented immigrants can seek relief from deportation proceedings.

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