U.S. Must Release Children From Family Detention Centers, Judge Rules – The New York Times

Mentioning the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic, a federal judge in Los Angeles on Friday ordered the release of migrant children held in the nations 3 household detention centers.The order to release the kids by July 17 came after complainants in a long-running case reported that some of them have checked positive for the virus. It applies to children who have been held for more than 20 days in the detention focuses run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, two in Texas and one in Pennsylvania.There were 124 kids living in those facilities on June 8, according to the ruling.In her order, Judge Dolly M. Gee of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California criticized the Trump administration for its spotty compliance with suggestions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”Some detained moms and dads facing deportation brought their children to this country to conserve them from widespread violence in their home countries,” said Peter Schey, counsel for the class of apprehended children, “and would prefer to see their child released to relatives here rather than being deported with the moms and dad to nations where children are regularly kidnapped, beaten and eliminated.