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Legal Volunteers Needed For Thousands Of Border Kids Coming To Dallas

By Emily Trube, 1080 KRLD | CBSDFW.COM
The judge's podium in a courtroom. (credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

The judge’s podium in a courtroom. (credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

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DALLAS, Texas (1080 KRLD) – The Dallas Hispanic Bar Association needs a few – or a thousand – lawyers, law students, para-legals –  anyone willing to interview, screen and represent the proposed 2,000 border children and teenagers that are headed to Dallas in upcoming immigration proceedings.

Under U.S. law the kids will be prosecuted for crossing the border illegally, and they will offer a defense, most often an asylum defense in an effort to legally stay in the United States.

Elisabeth Wilson with the Dallas Hispanic bar Association says that some of the cases would not end there.

Border Kids Need Legal Help

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She says that they have a training program in place for lawyers who do not normally specialize in immigration and support for those who are not bi-lingual.

Online: Dallas Hispanic Bar Association

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