The Trump Administration Isn’t Providing Legal Aid to Migrant Children in Temporary Shelter

The Trump Administration Isn’t Providing Legal Aid to Migrant Children in Temporary Shelter

Angelina Chapin, Huffpost (July 19, 2019)

The Office of Refugee Resettlement, the government agency that operates all shelters for migrant children, has confirmed it has not yet contracted with any legal aid providers to give the kids access to counsel. The children face deportation proceedings and are already getting court dates, according to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), which has stepped in to offer free legal counsel in the absence of a contract.

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