Federal Court Grants Class-Action Status to Unrepresented Immigration Detainees With Mental Disabilities

Ruling Will Help Ensure Due Process for Detainees Unable to Represent Themselves FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (212) 549-2666; media@aclu.org LOS ANGELES – A federal court in California has granted class-action status to a group of unrepresented immigration detainees with mental disabilities, an important step in helping ensure they get access to legal counsel. The ruling comes in response to a lawsuit filed last year on behalf of a group of detainees, including Jos