Organizational Statement

For Immediate Release
March 11, 2016

                                                    For More Information, Contact:
                                                    Brett Schuster, Communications Manager
                                          , 202-775-9555

NAPABA Supports the Introduction of the Fair Day in Court for Kids Act


The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) supports the Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016 (S. 2540, H.R. 4646) introduced by Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA). This bill will expand protections for immigrants and refugees by ensuring due process by mandating unaccompanied children and vulnerable immigrants receive legal representation. Asian Pacific American attorneys have recognized the importance of proper legal representation, particularly in cases like immigration removal proceedings where there is currently no legal right to appointed counsel. This bill will help protect the rights of children and other vulnerable populations.

For more information, the media may contact Brett Schuster, NAPABA communications manager, at 202-775-9555 or

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is the national association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of approximately 50,000 attorneys and approximately 75 national, state, and local Asian Pacific American bar associations. Its members include solo practitioners, large firm lawyers, corporate counsel, legal services and non-profit attorneys, and lawyers serving at all levels of government.

NAPABA continues to be a leader in addressing civil rights issues confronting Asian Pacific American communities. Through its national network of committees and affiliates, NAPABA provides a strong voice for increased diversity of the federal and state judiciaries, advocates for equal opportunity in the workplace, works to eliminate hate crimes and anti-immigrant sentiment, and promotes the professional development of people of color in the legal profession.

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