Today, the American Immigration Council released Access to Counsel in Immigration Court, a report based on the first national study on access to counsel in immigration courts. The report analyzes 1.2 million individual removal cases in immigration court between fiscal years 2007 and 2012 and concludes that access to legal counsel is scarce and uneven across geographic locations and nationalities. It also finds that immigrants who are represented by an attorney are more likely to be released from detention, apply for relief, and obtain the relief they seek.In fact, without an attorney, only two percent of those who applied for relief from deportation succeeded.
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