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February 1, 1999
9780295977805
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Immigrants in Courts

Hundreds of thousands of immigrants enter the United States each year, and the number appearing in U.S. courts is rising in many states. Immigrants in Courts addresses their access to justice in the United States and the procedural obstacles they face. Immigrants’ cultural and linguistic dilemmas in court are explored through their words and the reports of judges, attorneys, and court interpreters. Techniques for responding to the problem are examined in this readable and informative text.

Immigrants in Courts provides judges, court staff, and advocates with ready information about the legal and cultural systems under which many immigrants grew up. Legal experts discuss the legal systems of four countries--China, Mexico, Russia, and Vietnam--and of the Muslim world. They explore not only how the law appears on the books but how the general population of a country perceives its legal system and how perceptions affect expectations in the new country.

Endorsements

"It takes many years of hard work and study to rebuild a life after immigrating. For many immigrants who are still adjusting to the United States, getting involved with the legal system is one of the most confusing and frightening experiences they have. Immigrants in Courts explains how and why immigrants feel so lost in the courts."—Liem H. Do, Attorney at Law

"Washington State judges are vitally interested in the topics covered in Immigrants in Courts. The issues at stake affect immigrants all over the country in a similar manner. The blend of scholarly analysis and practical application should make this book an attractive text for college or law school classes, a reference book for judges and attorneys, and a compelling book for anyone with an interest in immigrants."—Justice James M. Dolliver, Washington Supreme Court

University of Washington Press

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