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Posted 4 years ago in Government Immigration Video by Matt H. Mayes  
Mentally Disabled Immigrants Win Legal Representation [VIDEO]

  Jose Antonia Franco-Gonzalez spent nearly five years in detention, separated from his mother after his deportation case was closed. Severe mental impairment prevented him from defending himself. Lawyers.com videojournalist Matt H. Mayes introduces you to Franco-Gonalez, who cannot even speak a complete sentence. But in this landmark court case, a Los Angeles federal judge ruled the U.S. government must provide legal representation for mentally disabled immigrants who cannot afford lawyers and are facing deportation. Franco-Gonzalez’s lawyer, Ahilan Arulanantham, deputy …

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