A federal judge on Thursday ordered the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to reduce the number of detainees at the Adilito Processing Center in Los Angeles over code 19 concerns.
The order requires the ICE to reduce the number of detainees so that it can keep a distance of six feet between detainees at all times.
They need to complete the process by May 4. The main ways to reduce the population would be to unconditionally release detainees, deport them who have had all appeals rejected and have final deportation orders, and transfer detainees to other facilities. Where there are guidelines for social distance, a distance of six feet can still be kept. The court also reserves the right to hear the cases of any detainees who are transferred to other facilities where they cannot be kept six feet apart from others. If the detainees do not find a suitable place, they will be released.
Finally, the court asked the ICE to release more than 55 detainees in view of the pre-existing health risks.