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Grassroots Advocacy Training Eases Burden on Immigration Courts

New York is a popular destination for immigrants seeking protection from violence, political oppression or poverty back home.  Over the past decade, however, as gangland violence has escalated in Central America, U.S. immigration courts have become overwhelmed by the number of people seeking refuge. Tens of thousands are unaccompanied children who often lack lawyers or advocates during their deportation hearings.  For that reason, several dozen people attended an intensive...

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