When it comes to detaining undocumented and sometimes unattended toddlers or young children coming into the U.S., there has been some backlash, particularly when it comes to the possibility that young children will be confined in a prison-like setting.
That is reportedly one of the reasons why U.S. District Judge Jack Weil issued a startling deposition stating that these young ones need to represent themselves at court – because they have no one else.
“I’ve taught immigration law literally to 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds. It takes a lot of time. It takes a lot of patience,” said Judge Jack Weil in a recent Los Angeles Times interview. “They get it. It’s not the most efficient, but it can be done.”
The Obama administration also appears to be getting a foothold on this dilemma, as it has been giving approval for Federal officials to quietly seek out private smaller service providers to open smaller and more hospitable facilities in the southwest.