DC Judge Mulls How To Ensure ICE Stops Detaining Teens

Law360 (July 21, 2020, 9:14 PM EDT) -- A D.C. federal judge appears to be planning to put U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement under surveillance to ensure it follows the law, after finding the agency failed to secure less restrictive housing options for migrant teens who became adults while in government custody.

U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras' line of questioning at a post-trial hearing Tuesday afternoon revealed that he was strongly considering appointing a monitor to ensure that the government complied with his order to seek out alternative housing for teens.

The judge said he would consider the matter for a bit longer, but he ordered the parties to confer...

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