Legislation Would Give Immigrants Legal Help

13 Legal Aid Clinics opened in State

One of the biggest problems with the entire detention system is the lack of access to a lawyer or even legal advice. Foster said theres two reasons for other members of Congress to support the measure. The law could potentially save the federal government money by cutting down on court backlogs and detention stays, he said, and at the same time it would remove the false hope that propels some immigrants unaware of their legal rights to stay longer in detention centers than necessary. I think it would be very hard for any member of Congress to say that Ive walked away from a proposal that saves money, Foster said. People can accept or not accept the justice argument. Under the House legislation, which was posted to Fosters website, a new federal Office of Legal Access Programs would be created and the U.S. Attorney General would work with other organizations to develop a plan for creating a legal orientation program at every detention center or jail that houses detained immigrants. The programs would help make sure detained immigrants are given notice of their rights in English and other commonly spoken languages. Unauthorized immigrants would be told about the basic procedures of immigration hearings and their rights at them, as well as information that could prevent them from filing unnecessary legal claims. <br>visit http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/news/25143676-418/legislation-would-give-detained-immigrants-legal-help.html

Legal aid clinics inaugurated

However, at Sajiwa Jail, the legal clinic for the prisoners was inaugurated by Chief Justice of Manipur High Court LK Mohapatra. * This news is as published by respected news daily at Imphal, whose name is duly marked as 'Source'. E-Pao.net is not responsible for it's sanctity & originality. Comment * Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of e-pao.net. We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. <br>visit http://e-pao.net/ge.asp?heading=31&mx=&src=260114

If necessary, they would recommend cases to court. They would help in registering cases in police stations. Sub-Judge S. Padmanabhan said that the LAC at Balakrishnapuram in Dindigul East and Chithraveu in Dindigul West taluks, Sivagiripatti panchayat in Palani, Kovilur panchayat in Vedasandur, Silukkuvarpatti panchayat in Nilakottai taluk, Vilpatti panchayat in Kodaikanal taluk, Vembarpatti panchayat in Natham block, Virupatchi panchayat in Oddanchatram taluk will function thrice a week from February 1. Theni Three LACs were opened at Kanniservaipatty in Uthamapalayam taluk, Koozhaiyanur in Bodinayakkanur taluk and Palacombai in Aundipatty taluk, according to Principal District Judge D. Arulraj. <br>visit http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/legal-aid-clinics-inaugurated/article5616488.ece

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