Lawyers for the Undocumented: Addressing a Split Circuit Dilemma for Asylum-Seekers

By Jayanth K. Krishnan.

The immigration crisis at the border, since 2016, has seen children separated from parents, the detention of noncitizens increase, and record-breaking numbers of applicants denied entry into the United States. For individuals fleeing their home countries because of persecution, the hardship has been particularly severe. To start, the chances of gaining asylum have dwindled significantly. For those who are successful, a subsequent and crucial question is whether the lawyers who represent them can recoup their legal fees from the government. Read Krishnan’s full article here.