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Immigrants with Mental Disabilities May Reopen Deportation Cases

Los Angeles, CA – Hundreds of immigrants with mental disabilities who were ordered deported after being forced to represent themselves in court may be able to return to the U.S. under terms of a settlement approved today in a landmark class action lawsuit.

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    Jails Project

    works to ensure that a basic standard of care is provided to prisoners, to decrease overreliance on mass incarceration by advocating for alternatives to incarceration, and to promote discharge planning to reduce recidivism.



    LGBTQ Student Rights Project

    works to stop unlawful bullying and harassment in California schools and to create school communities that promote safety and respect for all students.


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    Immigrant Rights Project

    works to ensure the rights of Southern California immigrant populations through advocacy, litigation, and public education.



    Criminal Justice and Drug Policy Reform Project

    works to advance local and state policy reforms designed to reduce over-incarceration and to implement evidence-based criminal justice practices.