Government lawyers on Thursday, March 24 asked Judge Thomas Zilly to remove certain children’s names in a lawsuit that seeks to mandate court-appointed attorneys for indigent children who have entered the United States in an illegal manner.
However, lawyers for the New York City based non-profit organization American Civil Liberties Union and immigration rights groups claimed that any child sent to an immigration court has a constitutional right to a fair trial, which could only occur if he/she would be provided with his/her own lawyer. The ACLU also asked Zilly to expand the case to cover children across the country.
Zilly stated after a four-hour hearing that he would take both panels’ propositions under advisement and make a ruling at a later date.
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