The problem of noncitizens in detention is not new, but it received attention in 2008 when the Washington Post wrote on the medical (mis)treatment of detainees. Other media organs also covered the issue, and official statements and hearings followed. Sophie Feal, who regularly visits a detention facility to give legal orientation sessions and recruits pro bono attorneys to help the detainees, puts these recent developments in context. She writes:
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