Attorneys and activists involved in the recently completed pilot program in Denver and Baltimore to review deportation cases expressed their frustration Friday because, while this is a positive step forward, it’s not a real solution to the problem.
“It’s not a solution except in certain specific cases,” Laura Lichter, president-elect of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, said Friday in a conference call.
“I think they put really serious effort into this and for a lot of people this is going to be a serious reprieve,” she said. “But for other people it isn’t the solution because it doesn’t get them anywhere. They’re still in purgatory.”