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Criminal Justice

Mentally Disabled Immigrants Remain in Detention for Years After Serving Time for Crimes, Their Attorneys Allege

Two mentally disabled Mexican immigrants, facing deportation for criminal assault convictions for which they have already served their time, continue to be held in detention facilities in violation of their constitutional rights, according to separate lawsuits filed in federal court. Jose Franco-Gonzalez, 29, of Costa Mesa and Guillermo Gomez-Sanchez, 48, of San Bernardino have languished


Dissenting views on fixing the immigration system

A Council on Foreign Relations report on recommended fixes to the nation’s broken immigration system, released yesterday, didn’t just outline the numerous ways to address the mess. It also offered some dissenting voices, among them ending the practice of giving citizenship to U.S.-born children of illegal immigrant parents.

Jul 10, 2009
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