SEATTLE — A federal judge has approved class-action status for a lawsuit over whether poor children are entitled to lawyers during deportation hearings. The order by U.S. District Judge Thomas Zilly in Seattle comes in a case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union and immigration advocates. It challenges the […]
Can a 3-year old represent herself in immigration court? This judge thinks so.
By Jerry Markon March 4 at 12:26 PM A senior Justice Department official is arguing that 3- and 4-year-olds can learn immigration law well enough to represent themselves in court, staking out an unconventional position in a growing debate over whether immigrant children facing deportation are entitled to taxpayer-funded attorneys. […]