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Immigration Law

DOJ Judge: 3-Year-Olds Can Represent Themselves in Immigration Court

Jerry Markon, Washington Post, Mar. 4, 2016 - "A senior Justice Department official is arguing that 3- and 4-year-olds can learn immigration law well enough to represent themselves in court, staking out an unconventional position in a growing debate over whether immigrant children facing deportation are entitled to taxpayer-funded attorneys.  Jack H. Weil, a longtime immigration judge who is responsible for training other judges, made the assertion in sworn testimony in a deposition in federal court in Seattle."