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Torchlight Briefs: Asylum & Immigration

Torchlight Legal Communications is building a collection of resources to educate everyone—refugees and other immigrants, U.S.-based allies, and those seeking to become allies—to provide clear, understandable information about what is happening at our southern border today, what it means for civil liberties, and what we can do.

In immigration proceedings, you do not have the right to an attorney unless you can pay for one. That means that individuals facing deportation—including separated/unaccompanied children—are expected to act as their own attorney in a system frequently described as “death penalty cases in a traffic court setting.”

Here’s a list of organizations that that need your help to provide legal representation to detained children and their parents.