Fund legal representation for people in immigration court
My name is __________. I am a constituent, and my zip code is _______. I am a member of Indivisible SF.
Thank you for your efforts to fund representation in immigration court for Californians last year! Please introduce legislation creating a special fund for immigration legal services, so that representation in immigration court can be not just a budget item, but a guaranteed right that California immigrants can count on!
Unlike in criminal proceedings, there's no right to representation in immigration court, even though it can (and does) lead to deportation. Thanks to the efforts of Asm. Chiu and others, California has made strides in helping Californians facing deportation access a lawyer, but it's a budget item that has to be renewed every year, not a right that all residents can count on.