Immigration Court Crisis: Almost Half of Unaccompanied Children Forced to Represent Themselves

The immigration court backlog at the Southern border is growing, as hundreds of new cases are added every day—with many of them involving minors. As the system becomes increasingly overwhelmed, however, only 56 percent of unaccompanied minors have legal counsel to represent them.

For more insight into the situation at the border, NTD spoke to Alfonso Aguilar, the director of Hispanic engagement at the American Principles Project.