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By David Rogers Without an attorney, child migrants from Central America face overwhelming odds in seeking relief from U.S. immigration courts, according to newly released government data that paint a far grimmer picture than what the Justice Department has admitted in federal court. Since last July, 352 children without lawyers […]

Border braces for new surge

14 Apr

By Mike Lillis and Cristina Marcos Officials at the southern border are bracing for another wave of child immigrants in the coming months, though they anticipate a much lower crest than last year. Migration analysts project that almost 40,000 unaccompanied children will try to cross into the United States from […]

After fleeing Central America, child migrants now face a very uneven brand of justice in U.S. immigration courts, where access to a lawyer and the location of the court itself are often the deciding variables in who stays and who doesn’t. A POLITICO analysis of government data shows that fully […]