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U.S. Department of Justice Practice Tips for the Three-Year-Old Pro Se Litigant

U.S. Department of Justice Practice Tips for the Three-Year-Old Pro Se Litigant

Here at the National Association of Counsel for Children’s Children, Families and the Law, we advocate on issues of policy and law on behalf of vulnerable Americans, but also want to provide concrete, practical information and advice to the many attorneys in our field. At every opportunity, we want to help you be a better lawyer for your clients in your local courtroom. Toward that objective, we note that attorneys representing unaccompanied minors in immigration court now include children as

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Advocating for Felipe: Immigration, Deportation, and a Child’s Right to Counsel

Advocating for Felipe: Immigration, Deportation, and a Child’s Right to Counsel

Ten-year-old Felipe[1] grew up in El Salvador, where his family became the targets of gang members. His cousin and father were killed, and his mother was forced to flee the country. Felipe and his siblings later became targets themselves, and fearing what would happen to them, they fled El Salvador and sought refuge in the United States. Felipe and his siblings will soon stand before an immigration judge who has the power to order them deported. The federal government will

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