Dada v. Witte (W.D. La.) - Immigration Group TRO R & R Recommending Release - COVID-19 Positive Grant
The court granted, in part, a preliminary injunction in the form of release for thirteen medically vulnerable individuals. 16 originally filed, two were denied and one was released prior to the order. The Court found Petitioners, through individual assessments, proved that “detention constitutes a significant and heightened risk that they will contract COVID-19.” Among the factors the Court considered included: whether one was diagnosed or exposed with COVID-19 or is experiencing symptoms consistent with the disease; and whether one is at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 due to the petitioner’s age or an underlying health condition.
Dada v. Witte, 20-cv-00458 (JPM), 2020 WL 2614616 (W.D. La. Apr. 30, 2020)
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