BIA Precedent Setting Decision

One of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Pro Bono Project attorneys has made significant inroads to enhance the rights of immigrants with mental disabilities.  Representing a Jamaican immigrant with serious mental disabilities, the efforts of Janet Beck and her students at the University of Houston Law Center contributed to the Board Precedent decision, Matter of M-A-M.  Thanks to Janet Beck and CLINIC, Immigration judges may no longer turn a blind eye to the issue of whether the respondents in their courts understand the proceedings against them.

 

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