Sunday, August 24, 2014
Julian Aguilar of the New York Times reports on the difficulties of providing legal representation to the unaccompanied minors from Central America being detained by the U.S. government. TheTexas Bar Association is providing some guidance for attorneys who want to help. Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, attorneys are not guranteed but can be secured by th enoncitizen at no expense to the government. Pro bono representation in immigration matters is not as easy to secure as in other substantive areas because of the well-known complexities of immigration law.