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Children in Jail: What It’s Like for Immigrants Held at Artesia Center

Written by on August 6, 2014 in Enforcement, Humanitarian Protection with 11 Comments
Children in Jail: What It’s Like for Immigrants Held at Artesia Center

By Megan Jordi, legal director at the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center. The rule of law is only a mirage in the remote, dusty town of Artesia, New Mexico, where the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is holding more than 600 Honduran, Salvadoran, and Guatemalan women and children. The children in the 278 families range from […]

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It’s Time to Improve Noncitizens’ Access to Counsel

Written by on January 23, 2012 in Enforcement, Immigration Courts, Right to Counsel with 0 Comments
It’s Time to Improve Noncitizens’ Access to Counsel

In the United States, most immigration decisions impacting noncitizens are made by immigration officials in informal proceedings far from a courtroom. While the right to an attorney (at the noncitizens’ own expense) in immigration court proceedings is widely recognized, the right to counsel in administrative settings outside of a courtroom is often overlooked or explicitly […]

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