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France's oveworked immigration lawyers

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French Interior Minister Manuel Valls
French Interior Minister Manuel Valls Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes

France deported nearly 37,000 immigrants in 2012. They were mainly people without valid residency or work documents and had been in France for periods ranging from a few days to several years. All deportations get decided upon by a judge and no one appears in court in France without a lawyer. Some 400 people practice immigration law in France, only about 20 specialise in deportation cases.

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