Judge Keeps Alive Battle Over Attys For Immigrant Kids

By Aaron Vehling (April 13, 2015, 7:03 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Monday kept alive a class action seeking lawyers for immigrant children facing removal proceedings, but trimmed the suit of three of nine named plaintiffs and a count of violating the Immigration and Nationality Act.

In his decision, U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Zilly dismissed two of the children because they might never undergo removal proceedings while another he dismissed because she received an order of removal in absentia, which can only be rescinded upon an immigration judge's grant of a motion, according to the order.

The judge also struck classwide injunctive relief in the form of...

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