Bruce Einhorn op-ed, “Lawyers for immigrants” — Los Angeles Times

March 28, 2017 | By Kylie Larkin — An op-ed by Pepperdine Law adjunct professor Bruce J. Einhorn, titled “Lawyers for immigrants,” has been published in the Los Angeles Times. Judge Einhorn served as a Federal Immigration Judge for 17 years before retiring in 2007. He teaches courses such as War Crimes and Human Rights, and Asylum and Refugee Law.

 

Excerpt from “Lawyers for immigrants”:

In my 17 years as an immigration judge in Los Angeles, I heard thousands of cases. I watched sons trying to grasp complicated legal concepts not written in their native language and mothers desperately advocating for daughters who were in detention. I saw families torn apart by a system they were unable to understand.

The Trump administration’s new wave of immigration raids will flood the courts with such cases. Though some immigrants will be deported immediately, the fates of many others will be decided by judges, as the Constitution and immigration laws allow. This flood will worsen a longstanding need for more legal representation.

Read the complete article at latimes.com

 

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