It’s easy to overlook the continuing struggles of disadvantaged humans.
African Human Rights Coalition as signed on with 106 other organizations to a letter calling on the Biden administration, addressed to Merrick Garland, Attorney General at Department of Justice, et al, to note the grave concerns and calling for the an end to the Dedicated Docket:
I. Due Process Failures on the Dedicated Docket A. Lack of Access to Legal Representation Legal representation is crucial.2 Yet most respondents on the Dedicated Docket lack access to counsel. This should come as no surprise. In June 2021, legal service providers and allied organizations from the initial ten cities designated for a Docket shared “unequivocally that the capacity to provide pro bono legal services in each of these cities is already unable to keep up with the demand for legal services from people facing removal hearings and unable to secure representation from the private bar.”3 They warned that adding a fast-track docket would…
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