Virginia’s largest county could be next to help undocumented immigrants fight deportation

News Story (Virginia)

Virginia’s largest county could be next to help undocumented immigrants fight deportation

April 10, 2019 | Antonio Olivo | Washington Post
Fairfax County is considering creating a taxpayer-funded legal defense fund for immigrants caught in deportation proceedings, part of a growing effort by local governments to counter the Trump administration’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants.
Tags: Deportation

Immigrants Avoiding State Courts, Legal Services Due to ICE Presence, Report Says

News Story (New York)

Immigrants Avoiding State Courts, Legal Services Due to ICE Presence, Report Says

April 10, 2019 | Dan M. Clark | New York Law Journal
The report, released by a coalition of public defenders, civil legal services providers and others, called on the Office of Court Administration to immediately promulgate a rule requiring those officers to obtain a federal judicial arrest warrant before entering state courts to make an arrest.
Tags: Deportation

Wisconsin attorneys grant legal aid to immigrants along the border and within the state

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Wisconsin attorneys grant legal aid to immigrants along the border and within the state

April 28, 2019 | Sonya Chechik | The Daily Cardinal (Madison, WI)
While the Constitution grants a right to an attorney, this only applies to criminal cases. Since deportation is a civil case, only those able to find their own attorney are represented in court.
Tags: Deportation | Immigration Process

Immigrants Avoiding State Courts, Legal Services Due to ICE Presence, Report Says

News Story (New York)

Immigrants Avoiding State Courts, Legal Services Due to ICE Presence, Report Says

April 10, 2019 | Dan M. Clark | New York Law Journal
The increased presence of federal immigration officers in and around New York state courts has led to a sharp decline in equal access to litigation and the use of legal services by undocumented immigrants, a new report released Wednesday found.
Tags: Deportation | Immigration Process

Virginia’s largest county could be next to help undocumented immigrants fight deportation

News Story (Virginia)

Virginia’s largest county could be next to help undocumented immigrants fight deportation

April 10, 2019 | Antonio Olivo | Washington Post
“These are truly frightening times,” said Nicholas Marritz, a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Justice Center, which estimates that 41,000 people in Virginia are facing deportation. “As an attorney, I’ve seen firsthand the difference that representation can make in a person’s life.”
Tags: Deportation | Immigration Process