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1 Carranza v. ICE
1:20-cv-00424 (D.N.M.)
Filed 05/04/2020 - Case Ongoing
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-NM-0002
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class-action habeas petition brought on May 4, 2020, by two individuals in ICE custody, seeking better access to phone calls. No outcome so far. __________________________________________________________________ On May 4, 2020, two individuals in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) brought ... [view]
2 C.G.B. v. Wolf
1:20-cv-01072 (D.D.C.)
Filed 04/23/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0073
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: A group of transgender people in civil immigration detention requested an injunction ordering supervised release of all transgender people in immigration detention in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of May 9, the court has not yet ruled on the injunction. On April 23, 2020, a group of transgender people in civil immigration ... [view]
3 Zepeda Rivas v. Jennings
3:20-cv-02731 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 04/20/2020 - Case Ongoing
GEO Group
GEO Group
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0162
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class-action habeas petition brought on April 20, 2020, by seven individuals in immigration detention at the Mesa Verde Detention Facility (MVDF) and the Yuba County Jail (YCJ), seeking immediate release from unsafe conditions of the jail in light of the global coronavirus pandemic. The court granted the request for TRO ... [view]
4 Marroquin v. Longoria
5:20-cv-00054 (S.D. Tex.)
Filed 04/17/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
IM-TX-0054
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a habeas petition and a complaint for injunctive relief brought on behalf of three immigration detainees confined in detention centers in Texas. The petitioners alleged that as people who were particularly vulnerable to the virus due to their age and serious medical conditions, they were exposed to a heightened risk of ... [view]
5 Dada v. Witte
1:20-cv-00458 (W.D. La.)
Filed 04/14/2020 - Case Ongoing
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
IM-LA-0018
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: 16 medically vulnerable people in immigration detention centers in Louisiana filed this suit against U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials. They alleged that the near-certainty of an outbreak of COVID-19 in these facilities made their continued detention a Due Process violation and sought immediate release. ________ ... [view]
6 Codner v. Choate
1:20-cv-01050 (D. Colo.)
Filed 04/14/2020 - Case Ongoing
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CO-0013
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a habeas action filed by immigrants in detention at the Aurora Contract Detention Facility in Colorado seeking release from detention in light of COVID-19. The plaintiffs alleged that they were particularly vulnerable to the virus due to underlying medical conditions. No outcome yet. On April 14, 2020, a group of ... [view]
7 Roman v. Wolf
5:20-cv-00768-TJH-PVC (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 04/13/2020 - Case Ongoing
Adelanto Detention Center
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0161
San Bernardino County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a representative habeas action filed by immigrant detainees in the Adelanto ICE Processing Center, seeking writs of habeas corpus in light of COVID-19. The plaintiffs alleged that everyone at the detention center was particularly vulnerable to contracting the virus because the tight quarters in the detention center made ... [view]
8 Gayle v. Meade
1:20-cv-21553 (S.D. Fla.)
Filed 04/13/2020 - Case Ongoing
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Miami Field Office
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-FL-0029
Miami-Dade County
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
9 Toure v. Hott
1:20-cv-00395 (E.D. Va.)
Filed 04/09/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-VA-0008
Coding Complete
COVID-19: This is a habeas action filed by nine immigration detainees confined in the Caroline and Farmville Detention Centers, seeking either writs of habeas corpus for each petitioner, or in the alternative, injunctive relief. The petitioners alleged that they were particularly vulnerable to the virus, either due to medical conditions or their ... [view]
10 Barrera v. Wolf
4:20-cv-01241 (S.D. Tex.)
Filed 04/08/2020 - Case Ongoing
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-TX-0053
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a habeas action filed by four immigrants held at the Montgomery Processing Center, seeking release in light of COVID-19. The plaintiffs alleged that they were particularly vulnerable to the virus due to their medical conditions. No outcome yet. On April 8, 2020, a group of four immigrants in detention filed this lawsuit ... [view]
11 Albino-Martinez v. Adducci
2:20-cv-10893 (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 04/07/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-MI-0007
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: Five immigration detainees filed a habeas petition and a motion for a temporary restraining order challenging their continued detention in Michigan jails despite their heightened vulnerability to COVID-19. On April 14, the district court denied the plaintiffs' request for a TRO. On April 29, the court issued an opinion denying ... [view]
12 Thompson v. Tsoukaris
1:20-cv-01449 (N.D. Ga.)
Filed 04/03/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-GA-0014
Washington
Coding Complete
COVID-19 summary: Over a dozen non-citizens detained in immigration detention facilities, who had underlying medical conditions rendering them particularly susceptible to COVID-19 complications, filed this suit on April 3, 2020 against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Atlanta, GA, seeking immediate release. On April 3, 2020, the ... [view]
13 Malam v. Adducci
5:20-cv-10829 (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 03/30/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-MI-0006
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: In this case filed March 30, 2020, by a particularly vulnerable immigration detainee, the Court granted release on April 5, holding that ongoing detention was unlawfully punitive given the grave threat posed by detention during the coronavirus pandemic. An additional detainee intervened, and on April 9, the Court held the same ... [view]
14 Rodriguez v. Wolf
5:20-cv-00627-TJH-GJS (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 03/30/2020 - Case Ongoing
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0159
Coding Complete
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. _____________ ... [view]
15 National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild v. Executive Office of Immigration Review
1:20-cv-00852 (D.D.C.)
Filed 03/30/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0072
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: Five particularly vulnerable immigration detainees and organizations comprised of immigration attorneys filed this complaint on March 30, 2020, challenging EOIR and ICE's failure to implement a uniform policy suspending in-person immigration court appearances and providing for remote communication alternatives. Their emergency ... [view]
16 Savino v. Hodgson
1:20-cv-10617 (D. Mass.)
Filed 03/27/2020 - Case Ongoing
Bristol County House of Corrections
Jail Conditions
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-MA-0019
Bristol County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: A class action for emergency release by noncitizens in civil immigration detention in the Bristol County House of Corrections. Judge William Young first provisionally certified five sub-classes and reviewed dozens of bail applications, releasing many individuals. Then on May 12, he banned further admissions to the facility and ... [view]
17 Castillo v. Barr
5:20-cv-00605 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 03/26/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0160
Washington
Coding Complete
COVID-19 summary: two immigrants detained pending removal proceedings obtained a temporary restraining order that required their immediate release to protect them from the risk of infection. __________________________________________________________________ On March 26, 2020, two detained immigrants filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court ... [view]
18 Jones v. Wolf
1:20-cv-00361 (W.D.N.Y.)
Filed 03/25/2020 - Case Ongoing
Acting Secretary
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-NY-0077
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: Immigration detainees held by ICE, each being over the age of 50 or having a serious underlying condition, petition the court for protection due to COVID-19. The court granted a temporary restraining order to the most vulnerable petitioners, as defined by the CDC, which grants selected petitioners protection through social ... [view]
19 Thakker v. Doll
1:20-cv-00480 (M.D. Pa.)
Filed 03/24/2020 - Case Ongoing
Warden of Clinton County Correctional Facility
Clinton County Correctional Facility
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-PA-0016
Clinton County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: Twelve particularly vulnerable immigration detainees filed this habeas petition and complaint on March 24, 2020. The Court granted release on March 31, holding that their ongoing detention was unlawfully punitive given the grave threat posed by congregate detention during the coronavirus pandemic. On April 17, the plaintiffs ... [view]
20 Ortuño v. Jennings
3:20-cv-02064 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 03/24/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0158
District of Columbia
Coding Complete
COVID-19 summary: This is an action brought on March 24, 2020 by 13 immigration detainees in California, seeking release from ICE detention in light of the grave threat of infection. Six plaintiffs with underlying medical conditions were granted a TRO, and were later granted preliminary injunctive relief. ___________________________________________ ... [view]
21 Basank v. Decker
1:20-cv-02518-AT (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 03/24/2020 - Case Ongoing
Director of the New York Field Office of ICE
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-NY-0076
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: In this case, on March 26, 2020, SDNY federal judge Analisa Torres ordered ICE to release ten particularly vulnerable noncitizen detainees from ICE detention in New York, in light of the grave threat posed by congregate detention during the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 24, 2020, ten individuals detained by ICE in county jails in ... [view]
22 O.M.G. v. Wolf
1:20-cv-00786 (D.D.C.)
Filed 03/21/2020 - Case Ongoing
Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0070
District of Columbia
Coding Complete
COVID-19 summary: This is a federal lawsuit in D.C. District Court in which noncitizen families detained by ICE in "Family Residential Centers" (FRCs) are seeking release to avoid COVID-19 infection. So far, District Judge James Boasberg has ordered ICE to provide appropriate infection protocols for the adults (a similar order applies to the ... [view]
23 Coronel v. Decker
1:20-cv-02472 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 03/20/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-NY-0074
Coding Complete
COVID-19 summary: In this case, federal district judge Allison Nathan (SDNY) granted emergency relief on March 26, 2020, requiring ICE to release seven at-risk detainees from immigration detention in light of the grave threat posed by congregate detention during the COVID-19 pandemic. _______________________________________________________________ ... [view]
24 Dawson v. Asher
2:20-cv-00409-JLR-MAT (W.D. Wash.)
Filed 03/16/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-WA-0044
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: In this case filed on March 16, 2020 by nine particularly vulnerable immigration detainees, the Court denied release on March 19, holding that ongoing detention was not unlawfully punitive notwithstanding the threat posed by congregate detention during the coronavirus pandemic. The Court denied release again on April 8, after the ... [view]
25 Velesaca v. Decker
1:20-cv-01803-AKH (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 02/28/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-NY-0072
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This case was initially filed in February 2020 to address the absence of bond hearings for ICE detainees in New York. Then on March 16, 2020, in light of the grave threat posed by congregate detention during the coronavirus pandemic, plaintiffs sought emergency relief: individualized determinations assessing whether detention is ... [view]
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