Friday, November 7, 2014

Thousands of child migrants still lack lawyers -- and are ordered removed

David Rogers at Politco reports that newly released government data shows that many child migrants – many under 14 and with no grasp of English — are still without attorneys to represent them in immigration court removal proceedings. The fast pace of arraignments has been quite extraordinary, with 11,392 master calendar hearings held from July 18 to October 21 or more than 800 a week. Of the 1542 removal orders issued in the same time period, 94 percent fell on children having no counsel


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