Immigrant [alien] children aren't entitled to government-paid lawyers in deportation hearings, court rules

Article CAIRCO note: 
The vote was unanimous. Illegal mmigration activists are not happy about it.
Article author: 
Maura Dolan
Article publisher: 
Los Angeles Times
Article date: 
30 January 2018
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

A federal appeals court decided unanimously Monday that minor immigrants who are in the country without legal authorization are not entitled to government-paid lawyers in hearings that could lead to their deportation. ...

“Mandating free court-appointed counsel could further strain an already overextended immigration system,” wrote Judge Consuelo M. Callahan ...

In Monday’s ruling, the 9th Circuit expressed sympathy for the teenager but said the law did not support him ..