Council and AILA Letter Urging ICE to Address Reports of Restrictions on Access to Counsel in a Range of Interview Settings

August 8, 2011

In this letter, the Council and AILA urged ICE to address reports of restrictions on access to counsel in a range of interview settings. These restrictions, documented in a nation-wide survey of immigration attorneys, included complete bars to attorney presence during ICE interviews and limits on participation when attorneys are permitted to be present. Attorneys also reported that ICE officers often were antagonistic toward attorneys.

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