Meredith Linsky '98 Comments on Immigration for New York Times
Meredith Linsky '98, Director of the South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR), commented for the New York Times on problems children face when they appear alone in immigration courts. Immigration courts across the country are dealing with a surge in the number of child detainees, the Times reports, and children as young as six years old have been forced to go before an immigration judge without representation.
"It is almost impossible for children to receive relief in immigration court on their own," said Linsky. "The reality is they cannot comprehend the system and what is being asked of them."
Since 2000, Linsky has served as Director of ProBAR, where she has advocated for immigrant clients and trained pro bono lawyers, law students, paralegals, and volunteers. She was honored with the Arthur Helton Memorial Human Rights Award at the American Immigration Lawyers Association 2012 Annual Conference.
New York Times article