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Franco-Gonzalez v. Holder

United States District Court for the Central District of California
2013 WL 3674492, No. 10-02211 (2013)


Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), individuals have a right to full and meaningful participation in their immigration proceedings. Individuals with mental disorders rendering them incompetent to represent themselves (plaintiffs) filed suit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, seeking legal representation at their immigration proceedings as a reasonable accommodation. The plaintiffs claimed that the federal government requiring them to represent themselves when they were unable to do so because of their disabilities violated the Rehabilitation Act, 29 U.S.C. § 794.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Gee, J.)

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