Detention and Deportation with Inadequate Due Process: The Devastating Consequences of Juvenile Involvement with Law Enforcement for Immigrant Youth

The article focuses on the growing population of immigrant children apprehended each year by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after coming into contact with state and local police.  It examines how these youth are forced to navigate two competing custodial and legal systems—the juvenile justice and immigration systems—with the likely result that they will end up detained for lengthy periods of time and ultimately deported.  The article argues that the unique needs and vulnerabilities of these children gives rise to a due process right to counsel at government expense.

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