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
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
Fact: Immigrants receive sentences 36% higher than non-immigrants, controlling for other factors.
Fact: In immigration court, the defendant is not entitled to a lawyer.
Fact: Almost ½ million people were incarcerated and deported in 2011, an increase of 10% in just two years.
Source: ACLU, Immigrant Detention