University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Access to Justice for Asylum Seekers: Developing an Effective Model of Holistic Asylum Representation"
Date 2015
Author Sabrineh Ardalan
Author Institution Harvard Law School
Author Role Faculty
External Link https://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?collection=journals&handle=hein.journals/umijlr48&type=Ima...
Abstract The United States does not guarantee asylum seekers the help of an advocate or a lawyer. This fact alone presents a serious barrier to access to justice given the complexities of the U.S. asylum system. A national study found that fewer than forty percent of immigrants facing removal were represented by an attorney in cases decided on the merits. Additionally, approximately eighty-six percent of immigrants in detention facilities went unrepresented. Such lack of representation has severe consequences for immigrants.
Source U. Mich. J.L. Reform
Citation 48 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 1001-1038


This Resource Relates To
case Franco-Gonzalez v. Holder (IM-CA-0067)

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