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John Oliver’s Take on U.S. Immigration Courts

Posted on: | by Brian Detweiler |

On last Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver exposed some shocking flaws in our immigration system as only he can, including the fact that immigrants in deportation proceedings are not entitled to counsel. Incredibly, this even extends to children as young as two years old, who Oliver reminds us, cannot be left “unsupervised in a bouncy castle,” much less in a courtroom where a judge will decide whether they will be allowed to remain in this country.

The video is well worth watching: https://youtu.be/9fB0GBwJ2QA although you may find some of the language in the video (and/or the injustice of allowing children to represent themselves in court) to be offensive.

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