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January 13, 2020

Immigration "Tent Courts" Aren't Allowing Full Access To The Public, Attorneys Say
By Adolfo Flores


The facilities in Fort Worth and Falls Church, Virginia, were created by the Justice Departmentís Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), which oversees the nation's immigration courts, as a way to reduce its growing case backlog. Denying public access is especially concerning because most immigrants in the "Remain in Mexico" program, formally known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, are not represented by an attorney, Lynch said. An analysis of 56,004 MPP hearings found that only 4% of immigrants are represented by a lawyer; the rest have to make their case on their own.


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