by Aurelia Fierros at Huffington Post Latino Voices | September 15, 2011
Guillermo Gomez-Sanchez, a Mexican national and lawful U.S. resident declared incompetent to stand trial in an ongoing deportation case, will learn his fate from an immigration judge in San Diego on Dec. 8, 2011.
This 50 year-old man has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and speaks little English, and he has languished in detention for five years. Four of these years were spent in immigration custody, lost in a detention system that — unlike its criminal justice counterpart — lacks clear and appropriate procedures to address the mentally impaired.
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