- Sen. Patrick Leahy: Many children facing deportation are forced to proceed before a judge without a lawyer.
- Risks faced by these vulnerable children are life-threatening and they warrant extra care, he says
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) is the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The views expressed are his own.
(CNN)A bedrock principle of our justice system is ensuring a fair day in court, something that is especially important for children who cannot advocate for themselves.