Immigration Raids in Iowa, An interpreter speaks out

12 07 2008

A legal interpreter Professor Camayd-Freixas speaks out to the New York Times about the legal process the undocumented immigrants when through during the raids. He offers a glimpse of the behind the scenes process.

What happens when the defedant does not understand the charges? What happens when they are given a choice of bad or worse? What happens when they do not know their rights or that they have any? Are there other choices?

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/11/us/11immig.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin

Read the article, and watch the video. Our court system at work.

I wonder if there is another way about this. I know we don’t want illegal immigration, but should we forget about human rights and our own laws?

I am open for suggestions.

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12 07 2008
Conspirama

Immigration Raids in Iowa, An interpreter speaks out…

A legal interpreter Professor Camayd-Freixas speaks out to the New York Times about the legal process the undocumented immigrants when through during the raids. He offers a glimpse of the behind the scenes process. ……

13 07 2008
johnnypeepers

It is obvious that these defendants were railroaded into a guilty plea in violation of their constitutional rights. Guilty pleas must be entered voluntarily and knowingly (of the rights that they are forfeiting). That was obviously not the case in this situation. There are strong grounds for appeals given the lack of due process and faulty assistance of counsel. The system works fine – when it is strictly adhered to. In this case, justice was far from served.

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