Open Borders Group Equipping Lawyers to Fight Deportations

Thousands of people take part in the ``Free the People Immigration March,'' to protest actions taken by President Donald Trump and his administration, in Los Angeles Sunday, Feb. 18, 2017. March and rally organizers are calling for an end to ICE raids and deportations, minority killings by police and that …
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An open borders organization is working to train immigration lawyers to deal with the increased number of illegal immigrants facing deportation under President Trump.

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has launched the “Immigration Justice Campaign” to quickly get more attorneys familiar with immigration law to stop the flow of deportations.

In a news release touting the training effort, AILA called illegal immigrants facing deportation a “representation crisis” and said they would train more attorneys to be “cutting-edge defenders” in helping get temporary amnesty for illegal immigrants:

The American Immigration Council and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) are responding to this representation crisis with an Immigration Justice Campaign, a new initiative to prepare more lawyers to be cutting-edge defenders of immigrants facing deportation. The initiative will support a corps of attorneys mobilized to defend immigrants by training new volunteer lawyers from all fields, facilitating new pro bono representation opportunities, and employing innovative mentorship strategies to leverage the expertise of the immigration bar.

With a focus on detained deportation defense, the Immigration Justice Campaign will promote zealous representation and litigation strategies to challenge the dysfunction and disregard for due process that exists in immigration court. In the process, the Immigration Justice Campaign will build momentum for updating and improving the immigration system.

At a time when the immigration enforcement dragnet is widening, the importance of a robust and aggressive community of attorneys to challenge harsh enforcement policies case by case, immigrant by immigrant, is more pressing than ever before. Infusing large numbers of lawyers into a deportation system that depends on detaining immigrants in remote locations and limiting access to information will significantly change the way the government can and will conduct immigration enforcement.

Under Trump’s immigration enforcement measures, prosecutors with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seek deportation for every illegal immigrant who is put before an immigration judge, Breitbart Texas reported months ago.

Aside from DHS attorneys being more likely to push for the deportation of almost every illegal immigrant, whether or not a violent crime is a factor, immigration judges are also setting higher bonds; preventing them from being released and then fleeing to unknown locations.

AILA’s efforts to push back against illegal immigrant deportations under Trump is only the latest move by the open borders lobby to keep in place immigration status quos.

As Breitbart Texas reported, a federal judge and two immigration lawyers successfully fought the deportation of an illegal immigrant who was previously a member of the violent El Salvadorian MS-13 gang.

One of the two attorneys who helped fight for the MS-13 gang member’s release, Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg and Rebecca Wolozin with the Legal Aid Justice Center, has ties to globalist billionaire George Soros.

Wolozin previously worked for Soros’ Open Society Foundation as a ‘Legal Research Intern,’ according to her online resume.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart Texas. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.


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