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Seattle Judge Weighs Right to Attorney for Kids in Deportation

March 08, 2015 (1 min read)

"U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Zilly heard arguments on the government’s motion to dismiss the case.  Zilly’s questions focused on his jurisdiction to decide this broad issue, and how kids are handled in immigration court.  Government attorneys argued safeguards are in place to help these minors navigate the system.  But the judge commented it would take the equivalent of a “Doogie Howser” child genius to figure it all out." - Liz Jones, Mar. 6, 2015.