Federal judge orders review for release of ICE detainees at San Diego-area detention center

Federal judge orders review for release of ICE detainees at San Diego-area detention center

SAN DIEGO — A federal judge ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement to review for release a list of newly identified detainees at Otay Mesa Detention Center who would be at high risk for serious symptoms if they get COVID-19.Judge Dana Sabraw granted the American Civil Liberties Union’s request to create a subclass of people at high risk under the pandemic, which has spread widely within the facility. The judge made his decision after learning that the facility’s warden had undercounted the number of people in that category in his initial declaration for the case.“That information is signi...


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