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Why attorneys represent immigrants for free

Scores of lawyers, paralegals and law students are volunteering to help immigrant families caught in the crosshairs of the Trump administration’s bid to drastically reduce the number of people without papers in the U.S.

  • Eduardo Capulong
  • The Conversation

One of these movement’s highest priorities is assisting the more than 2,500 children separated from their parents in government custody.

Putr 2bMobilized by the American Bar Association, nonprofits like Lawyers for Good Government, the American Civil Liberties Union and the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and big law firms like Paul, Weiss and Kirkland and Ellis, these legal professionals are providing services “pro bono” – for free.

Pro bono is shorthand for “pro bono publico,” a Latin expression that means “for the..,

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