Kids are quick learners. They absorb information like a sponge.
Sadly, that's not the case for all information. This is okay, as school provide kids adequate time to process deeper information.
I guess this judge didn't get the memo, as the federal immigration judge believes migrant toddlers can defend themselves in court, according to a deposition in a court case brought by advocates seeking government-appointed attorneys for the youths.
"I've taught immigration law literally to 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds. It takes a lot of time. It takes a lot of patience," Judge Jack Weil said. "They get it. It's not the most efficient, but it can be done."
In immigration court, there is no guarantee of counsel for adults or children. Advocates for immigrants have long argued that a person's ability to make informed decisions — and their chances of being allowed to stay in the U.S. — are enhanced if an attorney represents them.