ICE releases 2 detainees for health concerns
Added 03-28-20 07:03:01pm EST - “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released two immigration detainees from a facility in Massachusetts following a lawsuit that was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts and immigration attorneys.” - Washingtontimes.com
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PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released two immigration detainees from a facility in Massachusetts following a lawsuit that was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts and immigration attorneys.
A petition was filed Wednesday for the release of the two detainees with medical conditions that put them at a high risk for serious illness or death in the event of a COVID-19 infection, WCVB-TV reported. The ACLU filed the petition with Massachusetts-based attorneys Susan Church and Kerry Doyle.
The ACLU released a statement Friday reporting that the detainees had been released and that the lawsuit was part of nationwide effort. According to the statement, there are similar lawsuits in Pennsylvania, California, Maryland, and Washington state.
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Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, said that ICE must take “immediate and drastic steps” towards reducing the population of detainees.
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