[JURIST] Judge Dolly Gee of the US District Court for the Central District of California [official website] on Friday upheld [order, PDF] her July decision [JURIST report] and ordered the government to release immigrant children held in family detention centers, “without necessary delay.” The original ruling [opinion, PDF] found that the current Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] method of detaining children with their mothers violates a 1997 court settlement. The settlement bars children from being detained in unlicensed secure facilities.
- Federal judge orders release of immigrant children from detention centers (jurist.org)
- DOJ fights order that immigrant families must be released from detention centers (redalertpolitics.com)
- US immigration row: Court wants detained moms and kids freed, but DOJ files appeal (christiantoday.com)
- US officials ask judge not to end immigrant family detention (abc13.com)
- Feds ask judge to rethink freeing immigrant children (triblive.com)
- Justice Department asks judge to leave migrant families in detention centers (theguardian.com)