Attorney says influx of migrant children will ‘bottleneck’ US court system

Attorney says influx of migrant children will ‘bottleneck’ US court system

SAN DIEGO (Border Report) – A Texas-based attorney says the influx of migrants is weighing on judicial systems along the border region, affecting access to justice not just for them but for all citizens.

“Neither Texan citizens nor immigrants can find a quick resolution to any legal matter in the family courts or the county, county and state courts,” Justin Sisemore told Border Report, adding that the current migration is also having an impact on national budgets.

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Sisemore contends that the average US citizen does not understand the financial and logistical burden of border states and the country.

Justin Sisemore is a Texas-based family law attorney. (Salvador Rivera / border report)

“These children need legal representation, food, education and a safe place to live, which means the state is burdened with significant costs for ad litem attorneys, clerks, CPS employees, living expenses, housing and more,” Sisemore said.

Sisemore said he would like US policy makers to have better dialogue with countries the immigrants come from.

“When you have such an influx, it’s never perfect, it’s nobody’s fault, there is a lot of speed and dynamism happening in a small space and there is a bottleneck,” he said.

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More people tried to cross the line in March than ever in the past 20 years, including nearly 19,000 children traveling alone, according to Reuters.

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