The American Bar Association noted in 2010 that 84% of detained immigrants—including children and people with mental and physical disabilities—were going through the deportation process with no legal counsel.
Find out more information about the NY Immigrant Family Unity Project, which is advocating for the the first universal representation program for detained immigrants facing deportation.
Magnum Foundation is showcasing work from the Magnum Photos archive to highlight issues in the immigration debate as part of our LA RUTA project.
PICTURED: Minors held in detention for having illegaly crossed the border spend an afternoon at a local church run by father Arturo Banuelas. El Paso, 2011. Paolo Pellegrin/Magnum Photos