The only lawyer in town: a lonesome figure stands up for immigrants
In Lumpkin, Georgia, Marty Rosenbluth is on the frontline of a national crisis, helping detained immigrants where lawyers are scarce
Marty Rosenbluth stood in front of his KitchenAid and poured flour into the mixer, clad in cargo shorts and a white tank top with part of a phoenix tattoo peeking out by his left shoulder. He had just returned from the Stewart county detention facility, an obscure part of the frontline of America’s immigration crisis.
As the only private immigration attorney in the tiny Georgia town of Lumpkin – and indeed the only one along the 120-mile stretch from Lumpkin back to Atlanta – Rosenbluth is always busy at Stewart. The short, wiry 59-year-old had just driven from his home-turned-office to the detention center at 7am to drop off forms to a Nepalese detainee as a favor to the man’s far-flung lawyer.Continue reading...