Skip to comments.Youths Facing Deportation to Be Given Legal Counsel (Paid for by you and me)
Posted on 06/06/2014 8:26:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The Obama administration said Friday that it was starting a program to provide lawyers for children facing deportation as it scrambles to deal with the soaring number of unaccompanied minors illegally crossing the border from Mexico.
Under the plan, the federal government will issue $2 million in grants to enroll about 100 lawyers and paralegals to represent immigrant children making their way through the immigration court system.
Were taking a historic step to strengthen our justice system and protect the rights of the most vulnerable members of society, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said in a statement. How we treat those in need, particularly young people who must appear in immigration proceedings many of whom are fleeing violence, persecution, abuse or trafficking goes to the core of who we are as a nation.
About 1,000 women and children, mainly from Central America, have been dropped off in Phoenix since Memorial Day weekend with little more than water, apples and potato chips.
Immigrant families in Milwaukee on Thursday protested a raid earlier in the week in which some of those detained had no criminal histories other than entering the country illegally.
Administration officials have been trying to cope with a surge of unaccompanied children that has overwhelmed border officials as well the nations family and immigration court systems. The initiative announced Friday is intended to help children under the age of 16 who have already received a court notice....
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This statement from Eric Holder rivals your finest work, except he actually said it.
Our grandparents—not the founding fathers—must be spinning like tops in their graves at how bad things are now.
The most vulnerable are those in the womb, and people like Holder, Obama, and Pelosi ensure they are murdered in agony.
America is now full steam ahead to being a 3rd world hell hole, and we all get to pay for the privilege.
I thought this was satire...until I saw the NYT logo.