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Immigration Detention AFF Dartmouth 2K9 1 Immigration AFF Immigration Detention 1AC Contention 1 Inherency Immigrants don't have access to legal counseling because of cost and a lack of access to communication and thus are 5 times more likely deported Amnesty International, 09 (copyrighted 2009, http://www.amnestyusa.org/immigrant-rights/immigrant-detention- report/page.do?id=1641033 Under US law, individuals in deportation proceedings may secure counsel, but at no expense to the government . Consequently, the vast majority of people - 84 percent - in immigration detention do not have a lawyer, and instead represent themselves . Representation by legal counsel can have a significant impact on the outcome of an individual's case. One study found that individuals are five times more likely to be granted asylum if they are represented. Immigration detainees in the US face considerable barriers in communicating with anyone outside the facility and in accessing assistance, such as "know your rights" presentations, adequate access to law libraries and legal materials, immigration specific detainee handbooks, adequate access to telephones , translation and interpretation services. Many are frequently transferred between facilities, which undermines their ability to access to legal counsel and relatives. And, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency continues to deny detainees phone access and hold them as a means to generate profit Dow , immigrant detention center researcher and author, 07 (Mark Dow, 07-2007, "Designed to Punish: Immigrant Detention and Deportation", Social Research Magazine, Business Source Complete) ICE and Homeland Security officials like to evade criticism of the detention system by arguing that the detainees can get out any time by simply agreeing to deportation. Once again, not true . Over the years, there have been many protests by INS and ICE detainees demanding deportation ( detainees at a Corrections Corporation of America contract detention center speculated that the delays are a means of generating profit ). In 2006, Krome inmates sent an open letter "to whoever is willing to help" that included complain ts about overcrowding, filth, beatings, predatory phone prices , and this: "Some of the prisoners, who have already signed their deportation documents, are still being held by ICE Some prisoners are here for years awaiting deportation. One [of them] has been here for over three years." Last printed 0/0/0000 0:00:00 AM 1
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Dartmouth 2K9 2 THUS THE PLAN: THE IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT AGENCY SHOULD ENSURE THAT DETAINEES AT IMMIGRANT DETENTION CENTERS IN THE UNITED STATES HAVE ACCESS TO PHONES AND FREE LEGAL COUNSEL. 2
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