Bloomberg Quotes Steven Schulman on Challenges to Processing Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

Bloomberg, in its article “Immigrant Children Get Pro Bono Assist,” quoted Akin Gump pro bono partner Steven Schulman on pro bono assistance for unaccompanied immigrant children arriving in the United States from Central America.

The article notes that Schulman is among attorneys who believe that, beyond helping individual children obtain immigration relief, a wider solution is needed.  He noted that the immigration courts that would handle these cases are “horribly backlogged,” in some cases, for years.  He added that, in place of progress, “There’s just delay.”

To read more about Akin Gump’s pro bono collaboration, led by Schulman, with Appleseed, a nonprofit network of public justice centers in the United States and Mexico, on a comprehensive review of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, please click here.