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Rows of bunk beds spaced about 3 ft. apart at Theo Lacy Facility, a maximum-security jail in Orange County, CA. Photo credit: Disability Rights California.

ACLU Sues Governor in CA Supreme Court Case Over Pandemic Conditions

Apr 24, 2020
Today, the American Civil Liberties Union Foundations of Southern California, Northern California, and San Diego and Imperial Counties filed an emergency lawsuit in California Supreme Court to force the governor and attorney general of California to halt transfers of individuals to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
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Federal Judge orders ICE to release two more detained immigrants at risk of serious illness or death from COVID-19 infection

Apr 15, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge has ordered the release of two more detained immigrants in ICE detention centers in California on the grounds that their age and medical conditions make them especially vulnerable to a potentially fatal COVID-19 infection. As of today, eight of twelve plaintiffs who sued for their release have been or are scheduled to be freed. The decision by U.S. District Judge M... Read More