This summer, tens of thousands of undocumented immigrant children fled poverty and brutal gang violence in Central America to come to the U.S. Over three thousand are in Maryland, and the vast majority of those are now with their families. But can they stay? The answer to that question may depend on whether or not they get an attorney.
In Annapolis last week, lawyers from around the state became students again. The Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland held a training session for attorneys who have volunteered to represent at least one undocumented child, free of charge.