Young defends question about illegal immigrants’ lawyers

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    The National Security Minister is defending a question he raised recently about lawyers representing illegal immigrants.

    Mr Young’s comments about the possibility of lawyers aiding and abetting in criminal acts has drawn a response from the Law Association.

    The association says, while government is free to criticize the profession, it believes constant attacks could leave lawyers at risk of defamatory or even physical retaliation from the public.

    However, Mr Young, in a statement sent this afternoon, says his question remains legitimate and should be answered.

    He reiterated his query: “How are these lawyers communicating with persons illegally entering our country and is there facilitation of human smuggling and possibly human trafficking taking place?”