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  • In Istanbul, a Sense of Purpose and a Window Into War

    In Istanbul, a Sense of Purpose and a Window Into War

    By Jon Letman, Truthout | Report

    A vacation in Turkey has turned into a vocation to help refugees and asylum seekers for New Yorker Amal Ahmed. Disturbed by the humanitarian crisis unfolding around her -- Turkey currently hosts over 3.25 million asylum seekers and refugees -- Ahmed decided to use her legal training and Arabic skills to help a local NGO, which provides legal services to refugees and asylum seekers.

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  • Immigrants in Detention Centers Are Often Hundreds of Miles From Legal Help

    Immigrants in Detention Centers Are Often Hundreds of Miles From Legal Help

    By Patrick G. Lee, ProPublica | Report

    Only 6 percent of the men held at the Lumpkin detention center in Georgia have legal representation, according to a 2015 study. Nationwide, it's not much better, the study of data from October 2006 to September 2012 found: Just 14 percent of detainees have lawyers. That percentage is likely to get even smaller under the Trump administration.

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