Obama administration will provide total $9m in legal aid to undocumented immigrant children, with help from refugee and Catholic nonprofits.
"The Obama administration plans to offer $9 million in legal services to some of the tens of thousands of undocumented immigrant children who have crossed the border illegally. The money, to be doled out over the next two years, will provide legal representation to 2,600 children who were unaccompanied by a parent or legal guardian when apprehended by authorities, amounting to more than $3,460 per child. A surge in apprehensions of such children stirred emotions over the summer as the administration searched for places to house them while being criticized by many governors over an alleged lack of transparency about the effort." -- Niraj Chokshi, the Washington Post