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Law360, New York (September 20, 2016, 9:33 PM EDT) — The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday ruled that a federal district court doesn’t have jurisdiction regarding a claim that immigrant children have a right to attorneys in deportation cases, saying the children can’t skip immigration court and head straight to district court.

In the latest development in the fight over securing attorneys for immigrant kids, the Ninth Circuit ruled that since the children’s claims over the right to an attorney stemmed from their deportation cases, they could only raise the claims through the “petition for review” process, which involves going…

Source: Law360