The court construed the Petitioner's request for a TRO as a PI, and granted the Petitioner's immediate release from immigration detention. The court found that the jail did not sufficiently protect high-risk individuals like Petitioner, who suffered from conditions like hypertension, lung disease, and hepatitis, from COVID-19, and that Petitioner's continued detainment would violate his constitutional rights and cause irreparable harm to his health. The court ordered that Petitioner be released on bail under "reasonable conditions of supervision."
Renat T. v. Decker, No. CV 20-4658 (MCA), 2020 WL 3819227 (D.N.J. July 8, 2020)
Preliminary Injunction (PI), Release, Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)
Type of Court
Federal District Court
Type of Case
Immigrant Detention, Pre-Existing Health Conditions
Compassionate Release Case
Case Tracking Number
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Place of Incarceration
Local / County Jail
Name of Facility
Bergen County Jail
Substantive Due Process - Punitive Detention (both 14th and 5th Amendments)
§ 2241 Habeas
"Reasonable conditions of supervision"
Pre-Existing Health Conditions
Hepatitis, Hypertension (high blood pressure), Kidney Disease, Lung Disease, Other, Cholecystitis; Polyposis of the gall bladder; Gastritis; Neuro-muscular syndrome; Pyelonephritis; Vegeto vascular dystonia; Osteochondrosis; Prostatitis; Varicocell on the left side; Discirculatory encephalopathy; Iron deficiency anaemia; Secondary immunodeficiency; Acute bronchitis; Bronchopulmonary dysplasia; Congenital intracranial hypertension; Lack of sensory and motor abilities
Pre-Existing Health Conditions Notes
COVID-19 in Jail Prison or Detention Center
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