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ICE Detainees Win Class Status in Suit Over COVID-19 Conditions

Sept. 21, 2020, 8:32 PM

Medically vulnerable ICE detainees held at Maryland detention facilities have been granted class status in a consolidated lawsuits alleging constitutionally inadequate Covid-19 precautions, according to a U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland ruling.

Judge Theodore D. Chuang approved on Friday a class comprising all individuals who are or will be held in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention in Maryland “who are age 50 or older or who have medical conditions that place them at heightened risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19.”

Chuang also approved two subclasses, one for individuals detained at the Howard County Detention ...

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