Wendy Young has witnessed many immigration court hearings where young children go up against a judge alone. There's one that sticks out in her memory.
A few years ago, she was observing an immigration court in Baltimore when a 5-year-old girl was called up to the judge. The little girl was wearing a red Sunday dress and tiny Ugg boots, with her hair pulled back in pigtails. The child was carrying a baby doll, and when she sat down before the judge she could barely see over the table -- much less make a case for why she shouldn't be deported.