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Center: Detention and Lawsuit

center: The three facilities at issue are the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia, the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, and the LaSalle Detention Facility in Jena, Louisiana, according to Metro News. Many people held in detention facilities have claims that may allow them to stay in the United States or, at least, to remain free while their deportation proceedings are pending, the lawsuit says. The Southern Poverty Law Center filed the lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and various individual officials. Legal representation can ensure that they're not held unnecessarily for years and frequently determines whether their cases are ultimately successful, the lawsuit says. Remote communication by phone or video link is difficult, and lawyers who do make the trip often face long waits and then have to meet with their clients in inadequate conditions, it says. These detention facilities are all in remote areas, several hours by car from big cities where lawyers, interpreters and other resources are located, the lawsuit says. ( As reported in the news.