Friday morning in Seattle, a federal hearing will resume that could have a bearing on immigration cases across the country. The central question is whether children who face deportation have the right to a government-provided attorney.
Earlier this week, a 12-year old girl with a bright red bow in her hair, sat before an immigration judge in Seattle. She quietly told the judge her age. But her twin brother was more shy. The judge explained the government is seeking to deport them. Then, he scheduled their hearing for a later date, to give them time to find a lawyer.