November 28, 2017

November 27, 2017 - Undocumented juveniles are seeing more and more delays to their cases in immigration court, delays which Professor Peter Markowitz said, in an article on WNYC.com, can be detrimental to their status in the US.

This backlog isn’t new, but is getting worse due to a lack of representation and Trump administration policies leaving juveniles in limbo.

“Without a lawyer, many undocumented children who qualify to stay in the United States will ultimately be forced to leave,” said Professor Peter Markowitz.

"The impact of a decrease in representation means that juveniles who have a legal right to remain in the United States are going to be deported,” he said. “Not because the law doesn't provide for them a legal pathway, but because absent counsel they'll be unable to access that legal pathway.”

Read the article in its entirety here