Ninth Circuit Overturns Federal Judge’s Ban on Immigration Holds in California

The Ninth Circuit overturned a federal judge’s ban on immigration holds throughout Southern California on Friday, finding the judge wrongly concluded it is unconstitutional for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to rely solely on information from its own databases in making probable cause determinations for such holds.

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Legal Groups Sue US for Secretly Placing Immigrant Children in Texas Hotel

Hilton Hotels & Resorts denounced late Friday the use of a South Texas Hampton Inn as a detainment center for migrant children, the same day civil rights attorneys sued the government after going viral on social media when they tried to contact the children and were forcibly thrown out of the hotel by three men who refused to identify themselves.

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Judge Denies Release of Immigrant Detainees in California’s Covid-19 Hotspot

Calling the Imperial Regional Detention Facility “a lone bright spot for Imperial County,” a federal judge Wednesday declined the American Civil Liberty Union’s request to order the release of at-risk immigration detainees in the facility, which despite being in the center of California’s coronavirus hotspot, has only had two detainees test positive for Covid-19.

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