Religious leaders in South Florida are calling on the legal community for help processing unaccompanied immigrant children through the court system.


This in the wake of the United States Department of Justice's request for immigration courts to speed up status hearings for unaccompanied minors.


And, beginning, July 31st, three judges from the Department of Justice's Office for Immigration Review have been assigned 50 cases each per day.


It's expected that 150 cases will be heard each day through the month of September.


Randalph McGrorty with Catholic Legal Services of the Archdiocese of Miami says about 90 of the children with legal representation end up with favorable rulings, allowing them to stay with family members in the United States, while only 10 percent of children without attorneys do.


McGrorty says they would like local attorneys, law clerks, and even law students that can be guided by the archdiocese to volunteer to help.





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