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ICE fails to release detainees by court-ordered deadline

July 23, 2020
In the News
  • ICE Resistance

The Hill

Nearly 350 migrant parents and children remain detained in facilities with coronavirus outbreaks nearly a month after a federal court ruled all children must be released “with all deliberate speed” from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities.

A total of 346 children and parents remain detained in the facilities, despite District Judge Dolly Gee’s order in June, NBC News reported. In her ruling, Gee said the facilities were “on fire, and there is no more time for half measures.”

ICE has previously released parents with their children, according to the news source, but the detention facilities have refused to do so by the July 27 deadline given to the agency by the judge.

 

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