04/21/2012 12:23:00 AM EST
New ABA Video Helps Immigrant Detainees Understand Their Rights
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 19, 2012: "To help ensure America’s commitment
to justice for all, the American Bar Association Commission on
Immigration has produced an updated version of “Know Your Rights,” an
educational video for the more than 400,000 men and women held in
immigration detention facilities across the country each year. The “Know Your Rights” video will be especially valuable for more
than 80 percent of people in detention who do not have lawyers. Unlike
in the criminal justice context, there is no right to government-paid
counsel in immigration proceedings. ... The ABA Commission on Immigration collaborated on the project with
the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Florence Immigrant and
Refugee Rights Project, Detention Watch Network, and the National
Immigrant Justice Center. The Commission is working with U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement to distribute the video to the 250
detention centers across the country."
Click here to view a preview of the video. To view the entire video, go here.