“You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided to you.” So goes the now-familiar Miranda rights read to people accused of a crime. But if you are an undocumented immigrant in the United States facing deportation, you might never hear those words. Even if you do learn that you can get a lawyer, your chances of finding one to represent you are usually slim or none. That can have serious repercussions on your chance on staying in this country. Wisconsin residents facing illegal immigration charges are six times more likely to be deported if they do not have a lawyer, than if they do. The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism’s Natalie Yahr has been tracking this story. She joined Monday Buzz host Brian Standing on May 20, 2019.
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