In any removal proceedings before an immigration judge and in any appeal proceedings before the Attorney General from any such removal proceedings, the person concerned shall have the privilege of being represented (at no expense to the Government) by such counsel, authorized to practice in such proceedings, as he shall choose.
8 U.S. Code § 1362 - Right to counsel
1996—Pub. L. 104–208, § 371(b)(9), substituted “an immigration judge” for “a special inquiry officer”.
Pub. L. 104–208, § 308(d)(4)(O), substituted “removal” for “exclusion or deportation” in two places.
Amendment by section 308(d)(4)(O) of Pub. L. 104–208 effective, with certain transitional provisions, on the first day of the first month beginning more than 180 days after Sept. 30, 1996, see section 309 of Pub. L. 104–208, set out as a note under section 1101 of this title.
- Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1997
- Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1997