Advocates Applaud Introduction of the Immigrant Detainee Legal Rights Act
Representatives Bill Foster (D-IL) and Ted Deutch’s (D-FL) introduced of the Immigrant Detainee Legal Rights Act, H.R. 3914, which expands and codifies the successful Legal Orientation Program for migrants in detention. It would also streamline inefficient and ineffective court processes. Representatives Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), Rush Holt (D-NJ), Mike Quigley (D-IL), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Paul Tonko (D-NY), and Marc Veasey (D-TX) have also signed on as cosponsors of this bill. A copy of the bill is available here.
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- NIJC Welcomes Introduction of House Bill to Improve Access to Legal Counsel for Detained Immigrants
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Image of the Adelanto Detention Center waiting room via Instagram