Needed: Lawyers in immigration court
Boston Globe - 06/25/2014
In recent weeks, Americans have been inundated with stories about the surge in children from Central America and Mexico arriving at the southern US border. Forty-seven thousand unaccompanied minors, including those as young as four or five years old and and even infants and toddlers, have come across the border in the past eight months, and agency officials predict that up to 90,000 may arrive by the end of September, up from 13,000 in 2012. Along with these unprecedented numbers has come an unprecedented response: The Obama administration has announced funding to nonprofit organizations to hire attorneys to represent unaccompanied children.