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An eye-opening 18-minute speech about the wrongs of US immigration courts


The immigration courts in the US have some problems. A lot of problems, from the sounds of it.
In the video below
for Last Week Tonight, John Oliver breaks them down one by one — everything from the massive discrepancy in the deportation rate between cities to the fact that people who can't afford a lawyer are often forced to represent themselves.
"The truth here is we are going to need big changes," says Oliver. "Ideally the biggest change would be to make the courts fully independent from the DOJ, which is something that can't happen overnight or, under this particular congress, probably at all.
"But at the very least we should absolutely fix the stupidest problem of all, which is that nobody, particularly children, should have to represent themselves in these courts — because children do not understand the law."

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