Tag Archives: immigration

Nearly Quarter of a Million Deportations Since 2008 for Non-Violent Drug Offenses

Fact: In 2013, approximately 6,600 people were deported from the United States for personal marijuana possession.

Fact: Approximately 40,000 people per year have been deported since 2008 for non-violent drug offenses. 

Source: The Drug Control and Immigration Nexus in the US and UK, Global Drug Policy Observatory

48% of Unaccompanied Children in Immigration Court Do Not Have Lawyers

Fact: According to an Executive Office for Immigration Review dataset of approximately 100,000 immigration court cases for unaccompanied minors, almost half (48%) of defendants are not represented by an attorney. 

Fact: In every case, the government is represented by an attorney. 

Fact: In currently pending cases, less than one third (31%) of unaccompanied children are represented by an attorney. 

Fact: In cases where a child was represented by a lawyer, 47% were allowed to stay in the United States. 

Fact: In cases where a child was not represented by a lawyer, 10% were allowed to stay in the United States. 

Source: Immigration Reports, Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University