Documented: Early Arrival: Judge Orders Immigrants Released from Detention Due to COVID-19

“A federal judge on Thursday ordered the release of 10 immigrants held in county jails in New Jersey due to the coronavirus. All of them were at acute risk due to their underlying health conditions.

The petition for the release was filed by the Brooklyn Defender Services. U.S. District Court Judge Analisa Torres agreed with the plaintiffs that the immigrants were entitled to a temporary release due to the risk posed to them by being in jails. She also chastised Immigration and Customs Enforcement for inadequate preparation for the coronavirus outbreak.  The Legal Aid Society and Bronx Defenders won the release of an additional four detainees on Friday in a separate case.”

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