Lenni Benson Filmed for JDSupra Mimesis Law: "Crisis at the Border Shows Problems in US Immigration Law"

Safe Passage, August 6, 2014

Mimesis Law | August 05, 2014 (08/01/14)

To date, up to 57,000 unaccompanied minors fleeing social unrest in Central America have tried to cross over from Mexico into the United States, flooding the immigration system and sparking a protracted humanitarian crisis on the southern border of the United States. Lenni Benson, professor of law at New York Law School and director of the Safe Passage Project, talks with Lee Pacchia about how the current influx of children seeking entry into the United States created such a problem for authorities and how the crisis can be resolved.

Professor Benson also talks about how many of these children do not have access to a lawyer in deportation proceedings, despite the fact that many would qualify for asylum. The Safe Passage Project works to connect legal counsel with children at the immigration courts around the country. You can learn more [here] at https://www.safepassageproject.org/.

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