ABA President: More Lawyers Needed for Central American Refugee Children (Q&A)

ABA President: More Lawyers Needed for Central American Refugee Children (Q&A)

"James Silkenat, president of the American Bar Association, said this week that the legal issues facing migrant children in Texas from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala are huge.  Silkenat, a New York corporate attorney, took a small team of lawyers and an interpreter to visit children and a federal immigration court in San Antonio.  The American Bar Association is a sponsor of the South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project, or ProBAR, a legal agency in Harlingen swamped with juvenile cases.  Silkenat spoke with The Dallas Morning News about his visit with the children." - Dianne Solís, Dallas Morning News, Aug. 1, 2014.