Thursday, April 5, 2018

SPLC Suit: DHS Unconstitutionally Blocking Detained Immigrants' Access to Lawyers

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) filed a federal lawsuit this week to force the Department of Homeland Security to provide detained immigrants with a constitutionally acceptable level of access to legal counsel. 

The suit, the first of its kind, highlights decades-long practices that violate the rights of detainees, many of whom are eligible for release but languish in prison or get deported because they lack legal representation.

Click here for the full article. 

Source: SPLC

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