Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New York Program Gets Public Defenders for Immigrants

In immigration court, there is generally no right to free legal counsel.  Many immigrants represent themselves and many people who shouldn't be getting deported are deported because of lack of counsel.

                                                     Photo: Courtesy of Huffington Post

New York is the first to experiment with a program that provides public defenders for immigrants.
Should immigration courts provide legal counsel for those who cannot afford it?

Source: LA Times