A managing attorney at RAICES, the legal non-profit that's representing immigrants affected by President Trump's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy, just told CNN's Poppy Harlow what it's like to represent young children who have been separated from their parents.
"It is very challenging to deal with someone so tender-aged who's so scared in this system," Mayra Jimenez said. She described a system used by the group's attorneys “to provide very complicated legal information in a very basic way.”
Jimenez added that there are thousands of families that don't have representation, but badly need it.
"There is no right to court appointed council in immigration proceedings," she told CNN. "There are thousands of families, of kids...who are completely unrepresented because they do not have the resources to get council."