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Associated Press
November 8, 2018

Immigrant advocates slam video hearings for detained kids
By Martha Mendoza and Garance Burke


Almost 60 percent of all migrant children who had their first court date in fiscal year 2017 still did not have lawyers by this August, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. In states where children have been appearing before judges via video, attorneys say the new process hasnít worked well thus far and risks rolling back due process. Much of the legal representation is pro bono, and organizations canít afford to have two attorneys at each appearance ó one in the courtroom and another in the shelter.


Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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