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Northern California Attorney Gap for Detained Immigrants in Removal Proceedings

The Northern California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice has come together with immigrant legal service providers and other organizations that advocate for immigrant rights and released a study on the Legal Representation of Detained Immigrants in Northern California.

The study was released October 2014, focusing mainly on immigrants who are detained and in Removal Proceedings.

The NCCIJ discovered that detained immigrants are three time more likely to win deportation cases in the San Francisco Immigration Court than those without and attorney. The report indicates that there is an attorney gap for detained immigrants in removal proceedings in Northern California. The report suggests that Northern California should follow suit with New York City’s model, which has a universal representation model for detained immigrants in removal proceedings. To read the full report click here.