Thursday, July 11, 2019
NPR visits an immigration court in El Paso, Texas, to see how the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" policy is playing out for migrants seeking U.S. asylum. The story tells of problems with access to attorneys in the El Paso immigration court. Under U.S. law, asylum seekers and other noncitizens appearing in immigration court are not guaranteed an attorney in removal proceedings in immigration court. Navigating the courts is extremely difficult for noncitizens without counsel.