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  1. September 23, 2020

    Detainee Who Contracted Virus In ICE Facility Can't Go Home

    A detainee who contracted COVID-19 at a Florida detention center cannot go home to be cared for by her family, a Sunshine State federal judge ruled Tuesday, saying that her release would risk spreading the virus to other community members.

  2. September 21, 2020

    Detainee Suing ICE Reports Getting Virus, Asks To Go Home

    A member of a class of detainees suing over allegedly hazardous conditions at three Florida immigration facilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic has contracted the novel coronavirus and is seeking a move to home detention, according to an emergency motion she filed Monday.

  3. July 21, 2020

    Detainees Blast ICE Bid To Upend Pandemic Response Order

    Detainees at three Florida facilities have slammed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's bid to escape an order requiring it to improve conditions and limit transfers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying the Florida federal court's ruling was justified and more recent events only reinforce that conclusion.

  4. July 20, 2020

    Fla. Judge Taps Stearns Weaver Atty To Monitor ICE Centers

    A Florida federal judge on Friday appointed Matthew C. Dates of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson PA to keep tabs on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facilities in the state, following allegations that conditions fail to meet the requirements set out in a court order to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks.

  5. June 25, 2020

    Judge Suggests Special Master To Inspect ICE Facilities

    A Florida federal judge on Thursday suggested appointing a special master to check the conditions at three immigration detention centers in Florida and ensure that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is complying with her order requiring appropriate measures to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks.

  6. June 08, 2020

    ICE Ordered To Improve Conditions At Fla. Detention Centers

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement must improve conditions at three Florida detention centers and limit transfers to address the COVID-19 pandemic, a Florida federal judge has ordered, while also ruling that detainees can pursue claims over the conditions as a single class.

  7. June 04, 2020

    ICE Tries To Squash Fla. Detainees' COVID-19 Class Cert. Bid

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement argued Thursday that a lack of common issues should stop detainees from collectively pursuing claims that the government failed to follow its own guidance for addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, the detainees said a judge's recommendation of partial class approval would prevent meaningful relief.

  8. June 03, 2020

    Fla. Detainees Testify ICE Isn't Following COVID-19 Guidelines

    Detainees being held by U.S. immigration authorities in three Florida facilities told a federal judge Wednesday about conditions their counsel said are not "remotely sufficient" for safeguarding against COVID-19, but the government insisted there is flexibility in federal health guidelines and court intervention is not warranted.

  9. June 02, 2020

    Doctor Warns Of Risks In ICE Detainee Transfers

    A doctor testified Tuesday that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's transfer of detainees out of three Florida facilities could be a medically responsible step to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but the government has already said it is not following all of the precautions he said would be needed.

  10. May 27, 2020

    Detainees Challenge ICE's Scant Info On COVID-19 Actions

    Immigrants challenging the conditions in three Florida detention facilities told a federal judge Wednesday that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has provided insufficient information to show that it is complying with its rules or a court order requiring steps to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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