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Bar Association of San Francisco Member Benefits: Publications

SFAM: Charlie Crompton Founds Glide's Drop-In Legal ClinicsSan Francisco Attorney Magazine: Spring 2015

Cover Stories

  • Protecting the Due Process Rights of Children and Families in Deportation Hearings (87KB PDF)
    By eight o’clock in the morning on July 31, 2014, more than thirty children ranging from two months to eighteen years old had crowded into an unused courtroom of the San Francisco Immigration Court. Younger children crouched together on the floors; some tussled over the contents of a large bucket of toys and stuffed animals, while others quietly paged through picture books donated by the San Francisco Public Library. Several mothers sat on the benches, nursing their infants and supervising their children’s play. Most of the parents and guardians clutched in their hands crinkled copies of their notice to appear, the document stating the government’s intention to order them deported from the United States.

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