ICE Rejects Report Faulting Social Distancing At Fla. Facilities

Law360 (March 1, 2021, 5:33 PM EST) -- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement asked a federal judge to reject a recommendation that the court further scrutinize the agency's social distancing measures in South Florida detention facilities, arguing that the agency has been compliant with distancing and that conditions have improved.

Objecting to a report prepared by a special master on the conditions inside three facilities, attorneys for ICE noted Friday that the occupancy rates were lower now than they were when the facilities were examined.

"The current population numbers and percentage of capacity figures are significant because in evaluating whether defendants were deliberately indifferent ... a court 'must focus...

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