- Francisco-Figueroa v. Gonzales (2007)
DREDF joined an amicus brief submitted to the Ninth Circuit on June 20, 2007, in Francisco-Figueroa v. Gonzales, addressing the right to accommodations of in federal immigration proceedings. The plaintiff-appellant in this case is an individual with a mental health disability who is asserting Section 504 and constitutional due process claims arising out of the lack of accommodation to his disability at a federal removal hearing. The amicus brief supports the plaintiff-appellant position of entitlement to accommodation in the proceedings. In addition to DREDF, the amici included the Disability Rights Legal Center in Los Angeles, and the World Association for Persons with Disabilities.