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ICE is trying to deny people their legal right to counsel and force detainees to sign deportation papers without legal recourse. This is of course complete bullshit, even by IcE’s own bullshit standards.
If you can, please call Deborah Achim at the Karnes Detention Center and demand she restore legal access to the people detained there. Her number is (210) 283-4723.
Further details are in the screenshots I’ve attached below, and I will tag OCRbot in the next post.
If you want to give to RAICES to help them provide legal counsel to detainees, here is their site:
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We demand that ICE restore previous legal visitation practices so that we
can provide legal counsel to our community without unnecessary and
harmful barriers in place.
We need your help.
Can you call Deborah Achim, Deputy Field Office Director of the Karnes
Detention Center at (210) 283-4723 and demand she restore legal access
for individuals detained at the Karnes Detention Center?
Chief Advocacy Officer, RAICES
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1305 N. Flores
San Antonio, TX 78212
Today we sent this formal complaint to ICE demanding access to legal
counsel for immigrants at Karnes. For over a month now ICE, working in
cahoots with the Geo Group (a private prison company profiting from
detaining immigrants), created obstacles to prevent individuals detained at
Karnes from accessing our free legal services. ICE and GEO created these
barriers because they said providing legal access was too resource
intensive for GEO.
This attack on access to counsel has resulted in an extraordinarily high
number of women failing their credible and reasonable fear interviews
because they cannot freely access our legal services. These interviews are
one of the most important steps to start the asylum process.
ICE is only able to do this because they have the close cooperation of Geo
Group, who received a $38 million dollar contract to run the detention center
in 2014. Since then we understand they received $15 million dollars a year
to manage the shelter.
Last week ICE pulled one of our clients into a room, checked to make sure
no one else was there, and told her to sign deportation papers. The client,
who’s name we are withholding to protect her from retaliation, was told by
the ICE agent:
"You are in my country. This is going to affect your case if you don’t sign."
She is a strong woman. She didn’t believe their horrific lies.
The detention and mistreatment of immigrants needs to end. We'll fight for
that, and until this happens we need to provide legal counsel to migrants,
and ICE must adhere to the standards they THEMSELVES have published.
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