Hundreds of deported immigrants with mental disabilities may return to US

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Hundreds of immigrants with mental disabilities who were deported from the U.S. after representing themselves in court may be allowed to return to the country under a settlement approved by a judge Friday.

Federal Judge Dolly M. Gee’s ruling will let immigrants with serious mental disabilities request to have their cases reopened in hopes of returning to the U.S. The ruling covers immigrants deported from California, Arizona and Washington between Nov. 21, 2011 and Jan. 27 this year.  

“This is really a historic settlement,” said Carmen Iguina, staff attorney for the ACLU of Southern California, one of the groups that filed the 2010 lawsuit that led to the settlement.

“We’re really happy that our class members are going to be able to go back to their communities and families and follow up their cases here,” Iguina said.

The government identified 900 immigrants who could benefit from the ruling, though there could be more and it’s unclear how many would qualify to have their cases reopened, Iguina said.

Many of those affected are Latino, but she said there’s no way to know exactly how many.

Under the agreement, the federal government said it will help those with reopened cases return to the U.S. and pay for some transportation costs.

The settlement comes after an April 2013 injunction that found immigrants with serious mental disabilities have a right to an attorney if they’re found mentally incompetent to represent themselves. An October 2014 order then required the federal government to establish screening procedures to determine immigrants’ mental competencies. Those procedures took effect in January.

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4 Responses to Hundreds of deported immigrants with mental disabilities may return to US

  1. Hoppes says:

    Just what this country needs…We don’t have enough freaks walking around, let’s import a bunch that can’t even speak english…..God help us…

  2. Jolly Roger says:

    Ah, yes… tens of millions of criminals won’t quite do the job, so the red-carpet is being laid out for the criminally insane as well.

    Americans with mental health issues are tossed into prison. Wetbacks with mental health issues get help. The same is true for American homeless, American unemployed, Americans with physical health problems, and the wetbacks are even getting much better treatment than American veterans.

    See a pattern here? If you don’t, you’re an idiot. White Americans are being systematically eliminated to make room for cheaper workers, and because the wetbacks have no claim to ownership of this country, or its unalienable rights.

    They may be attacking us slowly, and they’ve been working at it for decades, but they will eventually get around to screwing YOU too, because you’re standing in the way of the theft of this nation.

  3. carl hammel says:

    The answer lies in limited, decentralized government, sanctity of contracts and property rights. For instance the “government” should not own any land let alone mind. However this is not the case. Let the government fight their own wars and the wars will soon be over.

  4. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    “We’re really happy that our class members are going to be able to go back to their communities and families and follow up their cases here,” Iguina said.”

    What the hell are “class members”???

    The only good news here is that if they were stupid enough to represent themselves in the jew courts, then it follows that they’re too stupid to be able to use a gun effectively.

    Easily eliminated when the time comes.

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