Without A Lawyer, Asylum-Seekers Struggle With Confusing Legal Processes

A Central American immigrant seeking asylum crossed the border with her son in 2017. The American court system bewilders her, she says.

An asylum seeker is five times more likely to win a petition for asylum with the help of a lawyer. But, many asylum seekers are expected to represent themselves in court.

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Source: NPR