Judge orders release of 10 immigration detainees from N.J. jails

Politico (USA) | Mar 26, 2020 at 11:59 PM
  • A federal judge in New York City has ordered the immediate release from detention of 10 immigrants whose attorneys said they were at increased risk of illness from coronavirus due to underlying health conditions.
  • It was not immediately clear why those five were due to be released or whether a broad review of immigration detainees for virus-related health risks is underway.
  • At least two other courts — the U.S. District Court in Boston and the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit — have ordered releases of individual immigration detainees in recent days due to virus concerns.