TITLE

DISABLED, DEFENSELESS, AND STILL DEPORTABLE: WHY DEPORTATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION UNDERMINES DUE PROCESS RIGHTS OF MENTALLY DISABLED IMMIGRANTS

AUTHOR(S)
Eisner, Helen
PUB. DATE
December 2011
SOURCE
University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law;Dec2011, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p511
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the challenges of mentally disabled immigrants and emphasizes on the need of legal representation for the mentally ill detainee to their avoid deportation. It focuses on the due process clause of the Fifth Amendment which guarantees a right to counsel for these detainees. Recommendations for reforms relating to federal law and the Immigration court and detention system are presented for the protection of immigrant's due process rights.
ACCESSION #
76111559

 

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