A movement in the New York legal community to increase pro bono representation of indigent immigrants and weed out incompetent or unscrupulous lawyers who prey on them is gathering momentum. A group of some 40 to 50 lawyers has been meeting regularly to analyze what is widely regarded as a broken system, where many indigent immigrants lack the information and advice they need about asylum applications and other immigration procedures.
Lawyers Target 'Assembly Line' Practice, Abuse of Poor Immigrants
New York Law Journal
January 4, 2010