How the U.S. Government Helps AI Justice Help Vulnerable Children
See below an excerpt from Time Magazine’s Sept 17, 2012 cover story, which mentions AI Justice Attorney Cristina Dominguez:
One thing my family gets from government is Cristina’s paycheck from an advocacy group called Americans for Immigrant Justice, which is nearly 30% funded by the feds. Cristina is paid less than she would make at a private law firm, though more than most Americans, to represent undocumented minors in detention centers–in other words, kids in jail, some as young as 6, many victims of gang rape, gang terror or horrific family abuse. Cristina helps save the time of judges and immigration officials by advising these kids about their rights, and she probably saves taxpayers money overall by advising her clients when they have no legal case for staying. That said, it’s unlikely that her job would exist without Uncle Sam’s help.
Time Magazine subscribers may see the full story here: http://www.time.com/time/covers/0,16641,20120917,00.html