DOJ Suspends Immigrant Legal Advice Program
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS SUSPENDING A PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES LEGAL ADVICE FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS
(CNN) – The Trump administration is suspending a program that provides legal advice for undocumented immigrants.
A Justice Department official confirmed the decision to pause the “General Legal Orientation Program.”
The program was created under president George W. Bush in 2003.
It provides advice to detained immigrants about their rights and also provides an immigration court help desk that non-detained aliens can call.
Immigrant advocacy groups say they’re concerned this could be an attempt to undercut the rights of immigrants pursuing the ability to stay in the U.S.