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Shocking revelations regarding immigration detention facilities

New York residents may be like most other Americans who find themselves confused about how the government is handling immigration issues. Many are aware that an immigrant without proper paperwork can face immigration detention. Though, to the untrained eye, it may seem as if immigrants held in detention are criminals, this sort of detention is actually a civil matter and does not indicate that an immigrant has committed a crime. 

Critics of immigration detention facilities are growing more concerned that the people inside these facilities are losing hope. Many struggle with being separated from their families, homes and communities. A recent tour of one such facility revealed that a number of detainees had attempted suicide and that guards did little to stop their attempts. 

People being held in immigration detention are usually awaiting their day in court to determine if they will be allowed to remain in the United States. Most of these people are not accused of other crimes and have not been sentenced. These facilities are supposed to be a safe and well-regulated place to house persons facing immigration issues, but many seem to feel as if they are being treated like common criminals. 

Individuals from New York who may be facing immigration detention may want to exercise their right to seek assistance from an experienced attorney. An attorney can often help immigrants and their families as they begin the legal process, and they stand up for the human rights of persons being detained. Immigrants should not have to feel as if death is a better option than waiting for the legal system to sort the situation. 

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