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LA schools to let lawyers help students with immigration

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Attorneys for the Los Angeles Unified School District will give legal help to some students facing deportation under a newly approved plan.

The LAUSD board approved the move Tuesday.

The proposal brought by the general counsel’s office allows the lawyers to volunteer their time on behalf of the students.

It’s not clear how many students within the nation’s second-largest school system would be affected, but the Los Angeles Times ( reports that they could number in the thousands.

The lawyers would be allowed to represent one student at a time for between one and three hours a week and would have to make up any loss of work time for the district.

The Times reports that about 10 lawyers have expressed interest so far.

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