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(HOUSTON)— Some undocumented children from Central America who entered the U.S. illegally and are now in Houston will be getting free legal representation for their immigration hearings.

Assistant Harris County Attorney John Odam said they recently held a legal workshop and many local attorneys stepped forward and volunteered to represent the undocumented children for free.

Related: Houston Taking In Undocumented Children From the Border

“About 100 had indicated that they would like to assist and volunteer their services,” Odam said. “That, you know, charge no fee for it to assist with the hearings.”

Houston has received about 3,000 Central American children who entered the U.S. illegally.

They are currently being cared for by family members or approved sponsors while their immigration cases wind through the courts.

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