1-Year-Old Baby Appears In Immigration Court, Cries Hysterically, Judge Embarrassed
A one-year-old baby cried hysterically while appearing in a U.S. immigration court in Phoenix, Arizona, on July 6 (video below).
Judge John W. Richardson told the toddler’s lawyer that he was embarrassed to ask the by if he understood the proceedings, noted the Associated Press:
I’m embarrassed to ask it, because I don’t know who you would explain it to, unless you think that a 1-year-old could learn immigration law.
The Honduran boy, who was separated from his father, was actually lucky to have lawyer in court.
Kids in Need of Defense, an organization provides legal representations in these types of cases, said that these children — forcibly separated from their parents by the Trump administration — don’t have a right to a court-appointed attorney, and 90 percent of kids without a lawyer are returned to their home countries.
Immigration attorney Lindsay Toczlowski confirmed these bizarre courtroom scenes to CNN in June, noted Media Matters (video below):
There are no booster seats… no teddy bears. It’s a cold immigration court, and these kids are sitting in chairs that are too big for them; their feet don’t even touch the floor.
About immigrant migrant children are still in government custody, after being separated from their parents, and the Trump administration failed to meet the court-ordered deadline to reunite them.
Some records of the separated families have been lost or destroyed by the Trump administration, which is having to resort to DNA testing, at taxpayer expense.