Hudson County View: Federal judge orders release of 5 ICE detainees, including 2 from Hudson County jail

“U.S. District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo described the Bergen and Hudson County jails as  “the epicenter of the [corona]virus in New Jersey” in her decision made on Easter Sunday.

The ACLU, the Legal Aid Society, and the Bronx Defenders, represented the petitions in this matter.

“We are thankful for the court’s clear message: that COVID-19 poses an unacceptable danger to people in immigration detention,” ACLU National Prison Project Senior Staff Attorney Eunice Cho said in a statement.”

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