Friday, May 1, 2015
In this California lawyer article ("Unaccompanied Minors"), Vanessa Rancaño reports on how finding lawyers for hundreds of unaccompanied immigrant minors facing removal tests the limits of pro bono resources -- especially in the Central Valley of California. Former ImmigrationProf blogger Leticia M. Saucedo is featured prominently in the article. "Our goal is due process," she told lawyers and advocates. "Our goal is to ensure that there's legal representation and support for every unaccompanied minor in the Central Valley." Saucedo was addressing the newly formed Unaccompanied Minors Central Valley Collaborative, launched by the UC Davis law school's immigration clinic, California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. (CRLA), and the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation.