Wednesday, November 28, 2012
A new report, New York Immigrant Representation Study Report: Part II, Accessing Justice II: A Model for Providing Counsel to New York Immigrants in Removal Proceedings, was released today. It proposes the creation of a pilot assigned counsel program for detained immigrants in removal proceedings in New York.
The report outlines a plan to create a network of legal service providers to represent all low-income immigrants in the region who have been detained and face deportation. The network would be the first of its kind in the country.
The report grows out of the Study Group on Immigrant Representation launched by U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Judge Robert A. Katzmann.
Here is the New York Times story on the report.