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ICE Detainees Win Class Status For Covid-19 Confinement Suit

By Porter Wells, Bloomberg Law Immigration detainees at three facilities in Miami who say ICE has been unconstitutionally indifferent to their risks of contracting Covid-19 may pursue their claims as a class, the Southern District of Florida ruled. The certified class, calculated to be about 1,400 individuals, will be comprised of all civil immigration detainees held by Immigration and Customs …

Fed. Judge Orders ICE To Reduce Fla. Detainee Population

By Carolina Bolado Law360 (May 1, 2020, 2:12 PM EDT) — A Florida federal judge ordered U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Thursday to significantly reduce the number of people in its custody at three Florida facilities because of the COVID-19 pandemic and to hand out soap, cleaning materials and masks to all detainees. U.S. District Judge Marcia G. Cooke ordered ICE to …

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ICE tells federal judge the court has no authority over its detention practices

By Monique O. Madan, The Miami Herald U.S. immigration officials have told a Miami federal judge that the court has no authority over how the government chooses to detain and release immigration detainees, and that filing twice-weekly accountability reports to the court would be “unduly burdensome.” Over the weekend, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement filed a response objecting to a …

Americans for Immigrant Justice Advocates Fight to Uphold Basic Due Process Rights for Detained Immigrants

For Immediate Release Contact: Lisa Lehner, Director of Litigation 305-573-1106 ext.1020 [email protected] Miami, FL – (October 16, 2019) – Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice) has filed a Complaint and Request for Action on behalf of its clients and other Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees housed at the Glades County Detention Center (Glades) in Moore Haven, Florida. Serious concerns regarding Glades detainees’ access to counsel and the courts have been raised …