New York Program Gets Public Defenders for Immigrants

New York Program Gets Public Defenders for Immigrants

"Anderson Cadet arrived at the Varick Street courthouse in an orange jumpsuit, shackled at the wrists, prepared to fight his deportation without an attorney.  In immigration court, there is generally no right to free legal counsel.  Many immigrants represent themselves.  But on this cold February morning, Cadet was greeted by a public defender who took on his case for free." - Cindy Chang, L.A. Times, Mar. 9, 2014.