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Law360, New York (September 28, 2016, 3:50 PM EDT) — A “shockingly low” number of immigrants have legal counsel in immigration court and the figure is even worse for detainees, according to the first national study of access to counsel in immigration courts released by the American Immigration Council on Wednesday.

Immigrants without lawyers fare worse at every stage of the court process, the study found. 

The report, which draws on data from more than 1.2 million deportation cases decided between 2007 and 2012, reveals that only 37 percent of all immigrants secured legal representation in…

Source: Law360