ICE Can't Block Abuse Hotline Featured In Hit Netflix Show

Law360 (February 12, 2020, 7:04 PM EST) -- A California federal judge has ordered U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to reopen a hotline for detained immigrants to report abuse while a lawsuit plays out over whether the government wrongfully cut off the hotline after it appeared in the Netflix show "Orange Is the New Black."

U.S. District Judge Andre Birotte Jr.'s Tuesday order said the advocacy group Freedom for Immigrants is likely to succeed in its lawsuit claiming First Amendment violations by ICE and its parent agency, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Judge Birotte said FFI, formerly known as Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement, demonstrated that it...

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