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More immigration cases heading to court

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A blind detainee walks with a fellow immigrant at the Adelanto Detention Facility on November 15, 2013 in Adelanto, California. The facility, the largest and newest Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), detention center in California, houses an average of 1,100 immigrants in custody pending a decision in their immigration cases or awaiting deportation. The average stay for a detainee is 29 days. The facility is managed by the private GEO Group. ICE detains an average of 33,000 undocumented immigrants in more than 400 facilities nationwide. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) John Moore/Getty Images

Court-ordered deportations have actually dropped by 43 percent over the past five years. Coincidentally, new data from the Federal Government suggests the drop might, in part, be the result of more immigrants lawyering up.

For more on this, we're joined by Elahe Izadi who's been following the story for National Journal.

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