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March 17, 2012
Transgender Immigrant Detainees Cut Off From Legal Help
New America Media has a revealing story about the access of noncitizens to attorneys while in detention. It quotes UC Davios law professor Holly Cooper who tells about how every month or so, she and her law students visit immigrant detainees at Yuba and Contra Costa County jails to educate them about their legal rights. Although they have full access to the jail, the only way to reach those in confinement is by going to each of their cells. Jail administrators won’t let detainees in confinement out for these presentations.
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