Sunday, January 11, 2015

ABA President Supports Legal Representation for Immigrants in Removal Proceedings


In the President's Message of the January 2015 ABA Journal, William C.. Hubbard speaks in favor of the American Bar Association and other efforts to ensure legal representation for Central American and other migrants in removal proceedings

"In a process that is unusually complex, unfamiliar and difficult to understand, access to accurate legal information and effective representation can change lives, as it did for a young boy from Honduras who escaped severe physical abuse at the hands of gangs and was granted asylum. And for the woman from El Salvador who fled horrific domestic violence and, because of a lawyer's volunteer service, can now raise her children without fear. Working together, we can provide dignity and hope to the individuals whose cases meet the standard for protection in our country."


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