Acacia Endorses The Fair Day in Court for Kids Act


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[WASHINGTON] – The Acacia Center for Justice, an immigrants’ rights organization that supports a national community of legal services providers who work with unaccompanied children and their custodians, issued the following statement to mark the introduction of The Fair Day in Court for Kids Act:


“Acacia works to support the interests of unaccompanied children every day. We know firsthand how unjust it is to expect children who range in age from toddlers to teens, many of whom don’t even speak English, to represent themselves in an immigration court,” said Shaina Aber, Executive Director of the Acacia Center for Justice. “We applaud Senator Hirono for her leadership in introducing The Fair Day in Court for Kids Act, ensuring no child would have to appear in court without legal representation. We encourage her colleagues in the Senate to support the bill as well.”




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About Acacia Center for Justice

Acacia Center for Justice delivers and advocates for meaningful and effective access to justice and freedom for immigrants at risk of detention or deportation in partnership with an accountable, independent nationwide network of immigrant legal service providers and community partners. Acacia Center for Justice’s reach and impact are unparalleled. The national nonprofit currently operates seven federally funded programs and one state funded program through a network of nearly 60 legal service providers located in over 80 offices across the country.