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Coronavirus: New lawsuit says conditions in immigrant detention center ripe for virus

Orange County Register, April 14, 2020

April 14, 2020

Coronavirus: New lawsuit says conditions in immigrant detention center ripe for virus

The case was filed on the heels of several court victories in similar actions filed by immigrant-rights advocates, including the ACLU and immigrant rights clinics at UCLA and UCI law schools. Over the past two weeks, the federal court has ordered the release of at least two dozen individuals at Adelanto, according to the ACLU lawsuit. Six of those detainees, who have serious health issues and could die if they contract the coronavirus, were released April 2 in response to a lawsuit filed by the ACLU. Another two were released in response to petitions filed by the UCI Law Immigrant Rights Clinic.