I have written about conflicts of interest in connection with this lawsuit in representation of NWIRP in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington here, and about conflicts of interest in NWIRP's Board of Directors and staff here.
The media, while hailing as good anything that is against Trump or officers in his administration, omitted to mention that the rule that NWIRP's lawsuit is attacking was introduced and enforced by the Obama administration in 2008.
What is even more bizarre is that NWIRP is asserting lawyers "constitutional right" to
- not own up to their work (ghost-write pleadings),
- not appear in proceedings in which they are advising clients, and
- to represent clients only partially.
- they do not have funds (6 million dollars per year is not enough) to represent people from first to last day of immigration court proceedings, and
- they have a constitutional right to provide consultations or to ghost-write pleadings for pro se clients, in violation of a disciplinary rule that was introduced by the Obama administration in 2008, because this way they will help more people.