Immigrants do not have a right to a public defender or appointed counsel in immigration court. That's why a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) effort to constrain the work of Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) was so alarming. In 2017, DOJ sought to bar NWIRP from providing limited legal services to unrepresented immigrants in deportation proceedings. But with the help of a DWT team led by Jaime Drozd Allen and Jamie Corning (now in-house at Zulily), NWIRP won a nationwide injunction halting the DOJ's disconcerting effort. In April 2019, the team secured a settlement with the DOJ that allows NWIRP to continue its important mission of providing direct legal services to vulnerable immigrants who depend on NWRIP to help defend and secure their rights.