christianmordi
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This judge says toddlers can defend themselves in immigration court
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.

This clearly becomes an issue of finances, but does this guy really think a child stands a chance to win a case in court?

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"it's not the most efficient, but it can be done" well that's an understatement. I'd like to see this guy defend himself in a court he doesn't understand, possibly in a language that isn't his first, without anyone he knows present.
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