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The Courthouse Door Is Shut To Immigrant Children Who Need Lawyers

WASHINGTON ? Immigrant children who are alone in their legal battle to stay in the United States can’t even turn to the federal judiciary to ensure they have a lawyer along the way. A federal appeals court on Tuesday sided with the Obama administration in holding that migrant children in immigration proceedings don’t have a constitutional or statutory right to ask the regular courts to force the immigration courts to appoint counsel for them.
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