A federal judge in Miami wants to cut the immigrant population being held in detention centers by more than half because of the spread of COVID-19,
We won our FL lawsuit challenging the reckless detention of migrants in South FL as the spread of #COVID19 worsens in ICE detention centers.
U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke issued an order for ICE to begin the process of releasing people from 3 centers https://t.co/iCJ6oXmJJR
— Southern Poverty Law Center (@splcenter) May 1, 2020
Citing conditions that amount to ”cruel and unusual punishment,” a Miami federal judge ordered U.S. immigration authorities Thursday night to release hundreds of detainees held at three South Florida detention centers.
— The Marshall Project (@MarshallProj) May 1, 2020