Pro-Bono Lawyers: Most Unaccompanied Border Children Eligible for Amnesty

Sylvia Longmire, Breitbart, June 16, 2014

As more and more unaccompanied alien children (UACs) from Central America have poured into south Texas–and subsequently been transferred to Border Patrol facilities elsewhere along the border–US government officials are scrambling to find places to put them. However, based on current immigration and asylum laws, the vast majority of those children could be legally staying right here in the United States before long.

Under the authority of the Homeland Security Act, the federal government transfers custody of illegal immigrant children who are apprehended alone at our borders to the Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). The ORR’s primary goal is to reunite them with a family member or legal guardian already here in the US (regardless of their legal status) while the child goes through removal proceedings. As Breitbart Texas recently reported, UACs receive a bevy of assistance while in ORR custody, including classroom education, health care, socialization/recreation, vocational training, mental health services, family reunification, access to legal services, and case management. In many cases, they are treated better than US citizen children currently in the foster care system.

The most valuable of all those benefits is the legal assistance. ORR has an outreach program to connect immigration attorneys willing to work on a pro-bono basis with UACs as they go through removal proceedings. For adult illegal immigrants facing deportation or applying for a status adjustment through avenues like asylum or cancellation of removal, finding a pro-bono attorney is next to impossible, and even lower-priced immigration attorneys are financially out of reach for cash-strapped applicants. But in the case of UACs, there is a program designed specifically to help just them, as well as unaccompanied refugee minors.


With this kind of legal firepower behind them, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the odds of UACs being granted some kind of legal status to stay in the United States is very high. Safe Passage Project Director Lenni Benson wrote a letter to The New York Times in May 2014 in which she said, “Our organization, Safe Passage Project, finds that nearly 90 percent of the unaccompanied minors we meet who are facing deportation qualify for immigration relief, allowing them to remain in the United States legally.” She continued, “While emergency shelters provide a temporary solution for unaccompanied minors entering the United States, appointed legal counsel to enable these vulnerable young people to receive the immigration remedies for which they might be eligible would provide permanency and would truly be in their best interests.”


But UACs have more options than just requesting asylum. According to the Project’s website, “Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) is an immigration classification available to certain undocumented immigrants under the age of 21 who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned by one or both parents. SIJS is a way for immigrants under twenty-one to apply for and obtain legal permanent residence in the United States.” There are a few legal hoops an applicant has to jump through, including being declared a dependent in court, being unable to reunite with a parent, and being unable to return to his/her own country.


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  • It’s getting more and more obvious as time goes on: If white America wants to save itself, it’s going to need a Vladimir Putin-like figure who won’t allow any words on paper to become suicide pacts.

    • So CAL Snowman

      I think it’s time we stop pretending that some mythological White savior is going to arise from the sands of time at the zero hour to save White America. The future savior of the White race is staring right back at you in the mirror.

      • Einsatzgrenadier

        We really do need a revolution. I’m just not comfortable with future generations of whites being ruled by a long line of arrogant brown untermenschen. When the time comes, we’re going to have to sacrifice our comfortable middle class lives in order to make our voices heard in Congress.

        • Whitetrashgang

          The problem is most whites have it too easy. Ever watch American picker for example? junk junk and more junk collected for some reason. WT has gotten fat and happy.

        • Bossman

          If the brown untermenschen can think and act like an ubermenschen then everything would be okay. It should all be about striving for excellence and moving humanity forward.

          • me

            Sure….that’s the ticket! (sarc.)

      • 1stworlder

        All we need is less people believing leftist media lies and we wont have to deal with the Camp of Saints takeover.

    • Pro_Whitey

      We could also be more like Israel, realize there’s a gap in the law, and just change the law and enforce the new one. I’m not going to fool myself that any such thing will happen before January 2017, but it needs to happen. And that law change should include sending these kids back where they came from.

  • MekongDelta69

    Anything to destroy America – More like “Pro-Bonehead” lawyers.

    • Pro_Whitey

      Contra bono publico, and that pretty much sums up that practice these days.

  • Nero fiddled while Rome burned. A bought and paid for Congress sits on its butt while the nation that was the USA is seeing the last vestiges of itself destroyed by a radical anti-white mulatto and his globalist supporters.

    The mulatto didn’t start the destruction, but he’s enjoying it immensely, while accelerating the pace. The word on the street is that whites are already below 50 percent of the population. The government has lied to us about the numbers to keep us from revolting, while the government arms itself with billions of rounds of ammo and supplies tanks to local police departments to intimidate us. Shooting family dogs in front of children, roadside cavity searches of women, and beating homeless guys to death is all intended to have the same effect. Maybe those Las Vegas shooters, as nutty as they were, had a point.

    Anyone who thinks this is NOT part of a larger well-planned conspiracy is nuts. The question is when do whites get marched off to FEMA camps where a FEMA coffin awaits. Our replacements are flooding into the country. “They” no longer need us.

    The question is whether we fight while the numbers are still somewhat favorable to us. With 100s of millions of mestizos flooding the borders, we’ll soon be 10 percent, not 50 percent. The time is soon if not now. How to bring the white component of the military to our cause is the big issue. Those guys can and should act, on behalf of freedom and the constitution.

    • Alexandra1973

      Seems to me the current occupier is Dougieing while America burns.

  • r j p

    Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)

    Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of Retarded ReEmployment.

  • dd121

    I’d give all the children a “Hello Kitty” backpack, a box lunch, and a one way ticket back to where ever they came from.

    • Bossman

      I read that they already have a “Hello Kitty” backpack when they arrive across the border. These kids may not be as dumb as we think.

  • Ringo Lennon

    We have an obligation to save our country for white people. I don’t exactly know how but I really believe there is an answer out there. One possible answer is to show up en masse at town halls and loudly voice our opinions. If your loud enough politicians will listen.

  • X-1

    The Homeland Security Act has a stipulation for lawyers to help the UACs stay in the country lawfully. It figures that some politician/ lawyer/Jews would put something like this in the Act
    just so illegal alien children could have a loop hole to have while exploiting immigration laws!

    • kikz2

      see, they even laughingly profit off that aspect of it as well…..

  • A Freespeechzone

    Make NO mistake this group of illegal kids will become a protected class—enjoying FREE services and benefits that legal Americans, Veterans and our own orphans.

    This shows how Obama and our politicians (notice few Republicans are saying anything) feel about the people that built and pay for this nation—for generations.

    It’s about minority payback, punishment and destruction of those who created this nation.

    Drastic measures need to be taken—or Whites will be eradicated in time—no affirmative action for Whites.

  • Terra Magnum Imperium

    I have friends who ended up homeless and could not get a bed in the local shelter, yet these UCR’s sheltered, fed and schooled at our expense…

    • me

      That’s the way it is. If you’re White, you are only as useful as the taxes you pay. Not yesterday’s taxes, but today’s. We are just cash milking cows. We are to pay and pay, and keep our mouths shut.
      If you haven’t gotten the memo, White males are the least wanted by the globalist elite. They will keep White women, because they’re the ‘trophy’ that all the ‘minority’ men want. It’s been that way throughout history.
      As John Wayne would say, “It’s time to circle the wagons, men!” Get out and get active. Show some AmRen videos at the library. Use cable access channels to expose the globalist, elitist agendas. Hand out free flash drives and CD’s with the information you know. Educate your family and friends. Tell your women not to watch television or covet the poison crap that Madison Avenue pedals to them. Tell your children not to buy Negro or Mestizo culture–movies, ‘music’, or clothing. Take charge of your family’s values. Join the local boards where the ‘laws’ are made. Run for office. Run as a ‘Democrat’, then change the laws in your community. Get on your local school board. Get on your city’s planning commission. Run for mayor, as a ‘Democrat’. Run for sheriff of your district. Start a White’s only charity, but be discreet about it. Have a secret White male support group, where White men work for the interests of White men. Publically shun all anti-Whites. Don’t let them join in any reindeer games. Refuse to support any anti-White bullcrap in your area. Quit giving money, or belonging to, any religion, political movement, charity, or group that’s anti-White. Know that the feds and the people in ‘government’ are not your friends. They don’t care about you. They’re all whores, sold out to the globalist bankers.
      This is a dark time in history for Whites. We’ve been here before. The scourge of the anti-Whites have never left us, but I’ve never seen so many generations brainwashed into complying in their own genocide. It’s a mind-controlled mental and spiritual illness, and the only cure is for the healthy, strong Whites to purge the mental illness of their fellow Whites. Worm Tongue must be destroyed! Knowledge is power, and so is information. Cunning, subterfuge, and lying have been the weapons of the enemy–so turn their own weapons against them. Fight. Victory is ours. We have always been the ‘minority’ race on this planet, but we have always survived, won the multitudes of battles, and thrived in triumph. Fight! Win! There is nothing to lose but the chains around your mind. Remember who you are!

      • Veni Vidi Vici

        Agreed, So I guess You have to think like a Ninja, use the enemies rules against them.

        • me


  • Bossman

    It looks like these kids are outsmarting the border patrol. They are well coached.