Lawsuits Filed to Protect Undocumented Immigrants from Exposure to COVID-19

4/1/20 Immigrant advocates and civil rights organizations are suing federal and local governments to try to protect detainees from the rapidly spreading coronavirus. Due to harsh federal immigration policies, the Trump administration is now holding over 50,000 in crowded detention facilities”and forcing asylum seekers to attend in-person hearings in immigration courts.
On March 27, six immigrant legal advocacy groups filed a motion in federal district court in Portland, OR, for a temporary restraining order to stop hearings in federal immigration courts. Key Words: Detention, immigration