Skip to comments.Atty. Gen. Harris Seeks Legal Help For Flood of Minor Immigrants
Posted on 07/16/2014 8:05:02 PM PDT by Steelfish
Atty. Gen. Harris Seeks Legal Help For Flood of Minor Immigrants
By PATRICK MCGREEVY California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris on Wednesday convened a group of public and private officials to look at how legal representatives can be provided to the thousands of minors who are crossing the border illegally into the United States.
With a surge of more than 57,000 unaccompanied minors who have arrived in the U.S. in recent months from Central America, nonprofit legal services groups that serve immigrants have been overwhelmed by demand, meaning many of the minors are not getting legal representation.
Representatives of corporations and private law firms offered Wednesday to provide significant resources, including pro bono attorneys, to help make sure underage immigrants have legal representation, according to some of the 40 people who attended the roundtable discussion at the Department of Justice office in Los Angeles.
Those in attendance agreed to Harris request to form a working group to monitor the situation and make sure resources are available.
This is a humanitarian crisis of children fleeing extreme violence, said David Beltran, a spokesman for the attorney general. This working group will work to ensure that these children receive due process under existing immigration law.
Katie Marquart, pro bono director for the law firm Gibson Dunn, said her company has been providing free legal representation to indigent immigrants for years. We certainly are committed to stepping up our involvement, Marquart said
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What Kamala (The Camel) is trying to say is, IN YOUR FACE AMERICA!!!!!!!!!
Why does the California Attorney General need to get involved at all? The illegal immigrant children will plead their asylum cases in front of federal magistrates.
Which is code for "no way we is letting you deport them".
A welfare state cannot exist without clients and if the state is supporting those clients then more people get hired to help them. This is a jobs program for govt , non-profits and lawyers. The more of these illegals come the more jobs for teachers, counselors, police, parole officers etc. All good govt union dues payers supporting the RAT party. So sure those with unlimited govt funds from taxation welcome them.
Of course she does. She and Brown and O are all cut from the same commie cloth
If it’s such a humanitarian crisis then the lawyers representing them can work for free. Capitalism is so overrated anyway.
Hey Kamala, just ignore them like you did prop 8.
The former DA that wouldn’t wouldn’t seek a death penalty for the death of a LEO at the hands of a wannabe gangbange ..
and has higher aspirations..
Hey, she’s brilliant! but so is a road flare.. until it burns out.