Safe Passage Featured in BBC Article: "Child immigrants strain New York courts"

LOGO FP“The number of unaccompanied children arriving in the US over the Mexico border reached crisis point in the summer. But the knock-on effects are still being felt […]

There is an acute shortage of lawyers right now. Lenni Benson is a New York law professor who runs the Safe Passage Project, which helps find and train lawyers specifically for immigration.

She says she has 150 cases in need of a lawyer […]

In the coming months, many more children are expected to pass through the immigration courts here in New York.

Which means the relentless pace of hearings at the court looks likely to continue in this city so fiercely proud of its immigrant roots.”

Article by Golda Arthur

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29908202

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