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MCALLEN, Texas – In courts across the United States, most kids and juveniles are represented by an adult, but that’s not the case when immigrant children go before a federal judge. Very few children, like
President Donald Trump and his administration have spent weeks claiming that the Central American migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. use an immigration policy called “catch and release” to infiltrate the country. Trump has likened
Trump administration officials are seeking to accelerate a vicious policy of ripping children away from parents attempting to cross the southern border into the US. Even as a new report details how 700 children have
As the migrants fled violence-racked homelands and travelled through Mexico towards the US, the fictions grew wilder. They were would-be invaders. A dangerous horde bent on violating US law. Pawns of a liberal conspiracy. Living
The 2018 Who’s Who Legal Pro Bono Award is presented to Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in recognition of the superb work that the firm has undertaken, particularly for the help it has given to disenfranchised
TIJUANA, Mexico — Kenia Elizabeth Avila Garcia sat in a restaurant stairwell looking dejected while the youngest of her three children bounced a rubber ball on the steps. She had just met with an American lawyer
Wendy Young, president of Kids in Need of Defense, spoke about her organization’s work in assisting children in immigration court and the difference between how the Obama and Trump administrations have responded to the recent
As a child, Y. says she was beaten by her father with ropes and cables in Honduras. J. says he was forced into labor in Burkina Faso. R., who was born in the Dominican Republic,
Drawing on 14 years of experience with immigration law, Elizabeth Badger examined the treatment of young undocumented immigrants in America in her lecture, “How to Protect the Dreamers,” on Monday night. Badger’s lecture was a
A crucial piece of President Donald Trump’s deportation machine is not working the way he wants. He’s arresting thousands more undocumented immigrants than his predecessor, and illegal border traffic has dropped to historically low levels.