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As the immigration crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border deepens, a review of deportation hearings for minors caught crossing reveals stark disparities depending on their legal representation. If they’ve got an attorney, they stand a fairly good chance of staying in the U.S. Without one — they’re probably getting sent home.

That is, if they show up at court at all.

The differences are detailed in a recent report from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. The report traces the status of more than 100,000 cases involving juveniles clogging the system.

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