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Case Name Rodriguez v. Wolf IM-CA-0159
Docket / Court 5:20-cv-00627-TJH-GJS ( C.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Immigration and/or the Border
Special Collection COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)
Attorney Organization ACLU Chapters (any)
ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project
Case Summary
COVID-19 Summary: 6 immigrant detainees at the Adelanto Detention Center in San Bernadino County sought a temporary restraining order to secure their immediate release due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 2, 2020, the Court granted the plaintiffs' motion for a temporary restraining order and ... read more >
COVID-19 Summary: 6 immigrant detainees at the Adelanto Detention Center in San Bernadino County sought a temporary restraining order to secure their immediate release due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 2, 2020, the Court granted the plaintiffs' motion for a temporary restraining order and ordered the release of the six detainees.


On March 30, 2020, six immigrant detainees filed a writ of habeas corpus in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Represented by the ACLU of Southern California and the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project, they alleged that their conditions of confinement in the detention centers violated their Fifth Amendment rights by being deliberately indifferent to their health and safety. The plaintiffs sought a writ of habeas corpus, or in the alternative, injunctive relief ordering the plaintiff's immediate release. The case was assigned to the Honorable District Judge Terry J. Hatter, Jr and referred to Magistrate Judge Gail J. Standish.

On April 2, 2020, the court granted the plaintiffs' motion for a temporary restraining order and ordered the release of the six detainees. The court based its argument for release on the factual and legal grounds announced in the orders issued in Castillo v. Barr and Hernandez v. Wolf. On April 3, the court filed an amended temporary restraining order and order to show cause under seal.

On April 24, Judge Hatter, Jr., issued a stay order in light of the preliminary injunction issued in the resolution of the class action Roman v. Wolf -- until the class action is resolved, the detainees will remain released pursuant to the temporary restraining order.

The case remains ongoing.

Caitlin Kierum - 05/09/2020


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Defendant-type
Corrections
General
Habeas Corpus
Sanitation / living conditions
Medical/Mental Health
COVID-19 Release Granted
COVID-19 Release Requested
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Special Case Type
Habeas
Causes of Action Habeas Corpus, 28 U.S.C. ยงยง 2241-2253; 2254; 2255
Defendant(s) Adelanto Detention Center
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Plaintiff Description Immigrant detainees in Adelanto Detention Center
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU Chapters (any)
ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Habeas relief
Source of Relief Litigation
Filed 03/30/2020
Case Ongoing Yes
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Docket(s)
1:20-cv-01803-AKH (C.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0159-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/27/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Verified Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief [ECF# 1]
IM-CA-0159-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/30/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause [ECF# 32] (C.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0159-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/02/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 35] (C.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0159-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/02/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Stay [ECF# 64] (C.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0159-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/24/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Hatter, Terry J. Jr. (C.D. Cal.) show/hide docs
IM-CA-0159-0002 | IM-CA-0159-0003 | IM-CA-0159-0004 | IM-CA-0159-9000
Standish, Gail J. Court not on record [Magistrate] show/hide docs
IM-CA-0159-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Bansal, Jessica Karp (California) show/hide docs
IM-CA-0159-0001 | IM-CA-0159-9000
Barnett, Amanda (California) show/hide docs
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Cho, Michelle (California) show/hide docs
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Deger-Sen, Samir (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Friedman, William M. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Kang, Stephen B. (California) show/hide docs
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Kaufman, Michael Bryan (California) show/hide docs
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Ngo, My Khanh (California) show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers Beck, Daniel A (California) show/hide docs
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