In Remote Immigrant Detention Centers, It's Pro Bono Or Bust

By Nicole Narea (June 1, 2018, 5:39 PM EDT) -- Absent a universal right to counsel, the availability of legal representation for noncitizens in immigration proceedings has hit a crisis point nationwide, but none are worse off than individuals detained in remote facilities.

According to a 2015 study published in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, only 14 percent of immigrants in detention have access to counsel and immigrants who appeared for court hearings in large metropolitan areas had representation rates more than four times as high as those in rural areas or even small cities. Moreover, detained immigrants with representation achieve a positive outcome in 21 percent of their cases,...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!