Case: Jones v. Wolf

1:20-cv-00361 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

Filed Date: March 25, 2020

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COVID-19 Summary: Immigration detainees held by ICE, each being over the age of 50 or having a serious underlying condition, petition the court for protection due to COVID-19. The court granted a temporary restraining order to the most vulnerable petitioners, as defined by the CDC, which grants selected petitioners protection through social distancing by single celling and PPE. The order was amended to require the defendants to post informational signage and to test vulnerable detainees bi-week…

COVID-19 Summary: Immigration detainees held by ICE, each being over the age of 50 or having a serious underlying condition, petition the court for protection due to COVID-19. The court granted a temporary restraining order to the most vulnerable petitioners, as defined by the CDC, which grants selected petitioners protection through social distancing by single celling and PPE. The order was amended to require the defendants to post informational signage and to test vulnerable detainees bi-weekly for COVID-19.


On March 25, 2020, an emergency petition for writ of habeas corpus and a complaint for injunctive relief was filed by immigration detainees held by ICE, each petitioner being over the age of 50 or having a serious underlying condition. The petitioners are twenty-four civil immigration detainees currently held at the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility (“BFDF”) in Batavia, New York. They are represented by Prisoners' Legal Services of New York, Journeys End Refugee Services, and private counsel. The petitioners claimed that their continued detention during the COVID-19 global pandemic violates their 5th Amendment right to be free from deliberate indifference to their serious medical needs. On March 26, the petitioners also filed a motion for temporary restraining order seeking immediate release from ICE detention.

On March 26, 2020, the court ordered that the petitioners must file a memorandum the following day explaining each petitioner’s (1) detention status, (2) medical evidence supporting the claim that they face a grave risk of developing complications or death if he or she contracts COVID-19, and (3) the proposed terms and conditions of release. A memorandum was filed on behalf of each petitioner detailing these components of their individual situations. Following the initial filing and this order, multiple medical doctors filed declarations and memorandums in support of the emergency petition and injunction.

On April 2, 2020, the court issued a decision and order regarding the motion for a temporary restraining order to grant release. 467 F. Supp. 3d 74. The court granted the motion in part, holding that the current conditions of detainment during the COVID-19 pandemic violated their substantive Due Process rights; however, the court also denied the motion in part, finding that immediate release was not the appropriate remedy. The court ordered the to petitioners provide information about who are “vulnerable individuals” as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”). In a memorandum submitted to the court by Captain Abelardo Montalvo, M.D., 13 of the petitioners were identified as meeting the CDC’s definition of vulnerable individuals and 8 of whom had their own cells.

On April 7, 2020, the court ordered more information from a medical doctor to be submitted to the court regarding (1) if individuals with epilepsy and/or those who are over 50 years of age and confined to detention facilities similar to BFDF meet the CDC’s criteria for vulnerable individuals, (2) the types and qualities of personal protective equipment (“PPE”) available to the vulnerable petitioners, (3) the types of PPE available to the staff interacting with the vulnerable petitioners.

On April 9, 2020, after many more declarations and memorandums from medical professionals, the court granted in part the temporary restraining order requiring the continuation for “social distancing” measures with respect to the petitioners identified as “vulnerable.” 2020 WL 1809677. This requires placing these petitioners in single-occupancy cells, accommodation to eat meals in those cells and to bathe and shower in isolation, provision of sufficient shower disinfectant, masks, and soap, and a requirement that staff wear masks when interacting with these detainees.

An update on the conditions at BFDF was filed on April 20, followed by various declarations filed on April 24. On April 24, the court ordered that in light of the petitioner's substantial submissions and the government's opposition to entering a preliminary injunction, the temporary restraining order was extended until May 1, 2020. On April 27th, the court converted the temporary restraining order into a preliminary injunction in light of 46 of the 319 detainees testing positive for COVID-19. 2020 WL 1986923. The preliminary injunction was planned to extend until at least May 16, 2020.

On April 30, a text order was issued explaining that the defendants had released four of the petitioners, rendering moot their petitions. The preliminary injunction remained in place with respect to the other plaintiffs. That same day, the defendants provided the court with a status update in which they asserted compliance with the terms of the preliminary injunction.

On May 20, Judge Vilardo amended the April 27 preliminary injunction to require the defendants to post signs advising detainees to wear masks and maintain 6 feet of distance, and to require bi-weekly testing of detainees housed in vulnerable detainees' units. 2020 WL 2557832.

The defendants submitted weekly status reports detailing the conditions of confinement for each vulnerable petitioner (cell occupancy, meal and bathing accommodations, PPE availability); the total number of infected detainees; the total number of infected staff members; and the total number of positive and negative COVID tests.

On August 31, Judge Vilardo converted the preliminary injunction into a permanent injunction. 2020 WL 5107566. The status of each of the original 27 petitioners was included in the order; 15 had been released, and most of the remaining petitioners were housed in single-occupancy cells. The final injunction ordered that the terms of the preliminary injunction were to remain in place until the Governor of New York lifted the social-distancing restrictions (i.e, permitted individuals to get closer that six feet apart without a mask). However, because the actions taken by the defendants pursuant to the injunction remedied the constitutional violations, Judge Vilardo found that release was "unnecessary."

On February 22, 2021, the plaintiffs moved to modify the permanent injunction. The parties attended oral argument on February 25, and the court directed the defendants to submit to the court a plan for vaccinating detainees who would otherwise qualify for vaccination and ordered the plaintiffs to file a brief regarding employee testing. The parties submitted their respective papers on March 3, and continued filing letters to the court regarding vaccination. The defendants filed their opposition to modification of the permanent injunction on March 10 and another opposition on August 26, in light of President Biden's July COVID-19 directive. The plaintiffs filed another motion in support of modifying the permanent injunction on September 3.

Summary Authors

Emma Himes (5/12/2020)

Mary Novakovic (10/10/2020)

Justin Hill (12/19/2020)

Zofia Peach (3/4/2021)

People

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Judge(s)
Attorney for Plaintiff

Graziano, Robert F. (New York)

McLean, Siana (New York)

Moravec, Joseph David (New York)

Attorney for Defendant

Khalil, Adam A. (New York)

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:20-cv-00361

1:20-cv-00584

Docket [PACER]

Oct. 7, 2021

Oct. 7, 2021

Docket
1

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Emergency Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 and Complaint for Injunctive Relief

March 25, 2020

March 25, 2020

Complaint
9

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Memorandum of Law

March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020

Internal memorandum
8

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Motion for Temporary Restraining Order

March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
10

1:20-cv-00361

Order

March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020

Order/Opinion
44

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Decision & Order

April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

Order/Opinion

467 F.Supp.3d 467

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Order

April 7, 2020

April 7, 2020

Order/Opinion
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Order

April 9, 2020

April 9, 2020

Order/Opinion

2020 WL 2020

89

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Order

April 27, 2020

April 27, 2020

Order/Opinion
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Order

May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020

Order/Opinion

2020 WL 2020

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17018937/jones-v-mayorkas/

Last updated April 15, 2024, 3 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

Emergency PETITION for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Complaint for Injunctive Relief ( Filing fee $ 5 receipt number 0209-3779816.), filed by Eric C Commissiong, Oscar Salcedo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Marckindal Jules, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Curry Wendell Forbes, Vernon Jones, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Necati Harsit, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Lyxon Chery, Philip Donga, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Jubril Adelakoun, Danilo Concepcion, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Bright Idada Falodun, Aldwin Brathwaite, Shantadewie Rahmee, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet Civil Cover Sheet)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/25/2020)

March 25, 2020

March 25, 2020

PACER
2

CONTINUATION OF EXHIBITS to 1 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus,, Exhibits in Support of Petition and Complaint. (Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/26/2020)

March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020

PACER
3

DECLARATION signed by Robert B. Greifinger, MD filed by Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson . (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Curriculum Vitae, # 2 Certificate of Service Certificate of Service)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/26/2020)

March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020

PACER
4

DECLARATION signed by Joe Goldenson, M.D. filed by Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson . (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Curriculum Vitae, # 2 Certificate of Service Certificate of Service)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/26/2020)

March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020

PACER
5

DECLARATION signed by Marc F. Stern, M.D. filed by Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson . (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Curriculum Vitae, # 2 Certificate of Service Certificate of Service)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/26/2020)

March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020

PACER
6

DECLARATION signed by Andrew Lorenzen-Strait filed by Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson . (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Curriculum Vitae and Supporting Documents, # 2 Certificate of Service Certificate of Service)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/26/2020)

March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020

PACER
7

DECLARATION signed by Jonathan Louis Golob, M.D., Ph.D. filed by Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson . (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Curriculum Vitae, # 2 Certificate of Service Certificate of Service)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/26/2020)

March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020

PACER
8

MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order by Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/26/2020)

March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020

PACER
9

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT re 8 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order byJubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Letter from Scott A. Allen, M.D. and Josiah Rich, M.D. to Congress re: DHS COVID-19 Response, # 2 Exhibit New Jersey Order Releasing County Jail Inmates)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/26/2020)

March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020

PACER

Case assigned to Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo. Notification to Chambers of on-line civil case opening. (CGJ)

March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020

PACER

Notice of Availability of Magistrate Judge: A United States Magistrate of this Court is available to conduct all proceedings in this civil action in accordance with 28 U.S.C. 636c and FRCP 73. The Notice, Consent, and Reference of a Civil Action to a Magistrate Judge form (AO-85) is available for download at http://www.uscourts.gov/services-forms/forms. (CGJ)

March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020

PACER
10

OrderIT IS HEREBY ORDERED that on or before March 27, 2020, the petitioners shall file and serve a memorandum of law explaining, for each petitioner, (1) his or her detention status (length, statutory basis, and prior bond hearings); (2) medical evidence, including opinions from healthcare professionals, supporting his or her claim of being at "particularly grave risk of developing serious complications or death if [he or she] contract[s] COVID-19"; and (3) proposed terms and conditions of release, including any supervision; and it is furtherORDERED that on or before March 30, 2020, the respondents shall file and serve an answer responding to the allegations in the petition ; and it is furtherORDERED that on or before March 30, 2020, the respondents shall file and serve, in addition to their answer, a memorandum of law addressing (1) each petitioner's detention status (length, statutory basis, prior bond hearings, efforts to effect removal, and the likelihood of removal in the reasonably foreseeable future, Zadvydas v. Davis, 533 U.S. 678, 700-01 (2001)); (2) each petitioner's claim of being at "particularly grave risk of developing serious complications or death if [he or she] contract[s] COVID-19;" (3) the conditions of confinement at Batavia, including measures being taken to limit the risks posed by COVID-19; and (4) each petitioner's proposed terms and conditions of supervised release; and it is furtherORDERED that on or before March 30, 2020, instead of their answer, the respondents may file a motion to dismiss the petition, accompanied by appropriate exhibits demonstrating that an answer to the petition is unnecessary; and it is furtherORDERED that the parties shall appear by telephone for oral argument on March 31, 2020, at 9:00 AM;Signed by Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo on 3/26/20. (Attachments: # 1 Petition)(CEH)-CLERK TO FOLLOW UP- (Entered: 03/26/2020)

1 Supplement Petition

View on RECAP

March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020

RECAP
11

NOTICE of Appearance by Adam A. Khalil on behalf of Thomas E. Feeley, Jeffrey Searls, Chad Wolf (Khalil, Adam) (Entered: 03/26/2020)

March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020

PACER

E-Filing Notification: Missing case caption and case number. For future reference filings should be filed in proper pleading format or file as is, as attachments to the 1 Petition. No Action required. RE 3 DECLARATION through 7 DECLARATION. (TF)

March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020

PACER
12

Letter filed requesting extension of page limit. (Khalil, Adam) (Entered: 03/27/2020)

March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020

PACER
13

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 10 Order,,,,,,,,, Order to Answer,,,,,,,,, Add and Terminate Attorneys,,,,,,,,, Set Deadlines/Hearings,,,,,,,, To extend filing deadline by three hours by Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed order)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/27/2020)

March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020

PACER
14

DECLARATION signed by Joe Goldenson, M.D. filed by Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson Supplemental Declaration on Petitioners' Risks from COVID-19. (Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/27/2020)

March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020

PACER
15

CONTINUATION OF EXHIBITS in Support of Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Complaint for Injunctive Relief. (Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/27/2020)

March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020

PACER
16

MEMORANDUM/BRIEF in Support of Vernon Jones by Vernon Jones. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits in Support of Petitioner Vernon Jones)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/27/2020)

March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020

PACER
17

MEMORANDUM/BRIEF in Support of Dween Blackman by Dween Alfarel Blackman. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits in Support of Petitioner Dween Blackman)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/27/2020)

March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020

PACER
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MEMORANDUM/BRIEF in Support of Bright Falodun by Bright Idada Falodun. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits in Support of Bright Falodun)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/27/2020)

March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020

PACER
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MEMORANDUM/BRIEF in Support of Marckindal Jules by Marckindal Jules. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits in Support of Petitioner Marckindal Jules)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/27/2020)

March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020

PACER
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MEMORANDUM/BRIEF in Support of Lyxon Chery by Lyxon Chery. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits in Support of Petitioner Lyxon Chery)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/27/2020)

March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020

PACER
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MEMORANDUM/BRIEF in Support of Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan by Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan. (Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/27/2020)

March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020

PACER
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MEMORANDUM/BRIEF in Support of Philip Donga by Philip Donga. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits in Support of Petitioner Philip Donga)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/27/2020)

March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020

PACER
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MEMORANDUM/BRIEF in Support of Gamdur Narain by Gamdur Narain. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits in Support of Petitioner Gamdur Narain)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/27/2020)

March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020

PACER
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MEMORANDUM/BRIEF in Support of Eric Commissiong by Eric C Commissiong. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits in Support of Petitioner Eric Commissiong)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/27/2020)

March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020

PACER
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MEMORANDUM/BRIEF in Support of Aldwin Brathwaite by Aldwin Brathwaite. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Declaration of Joseph Moravec, # 2 Exhibit Exhibits in Support of Petitioner Aldwin Brathwaite)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/27/2020)

March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020

PACER
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MEMORANDUM/BRIEF in Support of Patrick Nwankwo by Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Declaration of Joseph Moravec, # 2 Exhibit Exhibits in Support of Petitioner Patrick Nwankwo)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/27/2020)

March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020

PACER
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MEMORANDUM/BRIEF in Support of Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia by Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits in Support of Petitioner Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/28/2020)

March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020

PACER
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MEMORANDUM/BRIEF in Support of Ibrahima Sory Sow by Ibrahima Sory Sow. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits in Support of Petitioner Ibrahima Sory Sow)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/28/2020)

March 28, 2020

March 28, 2020

PACER
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MEMORANDUM/BRIEF in Support of Jubril Adelakoun by Jubril Adelakoun. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits in Support of Jubril Adelakoun)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/28/2020)

March 28, 2020

March 28, 2020

PACER
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MEMORANDUM/BRIEF in Support of Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia by Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Declaration of Elizabeth Rieser-Murphy, # 2 Exhibit Exhibits in Support of Petitioner Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/28/2020)

March 28, 2020

March 28, 2020

PACER
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MEMORANDUM/BRIEF in Support of Necati Harsit by Necati Harsit. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits in Support of Petitioner Necati Harsit)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/28/2020)

March 28, 2020

March 28, 2020

PACER
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MEMORANDUM/BRIEF in Support of Oscar Salcedo by Oscar Salcedo. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits in Support of Petitioner Oscar Salcedo)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/28/2020)

March 28, 2020

March 28, 2020

PACER
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MEMORANDUM/BRIEF in Support of Curry Wendell Forbes by Curry Wendell Forbes. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits in Support of Curry Wendell Forbes)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/28/2020)

March 28, 2020

March 28, 2020

PACER
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MEMORANDUM/BRIEF in Support of Croswell Wilson by Croswell Wilson. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Declaration of Jillian Nowak, # 2 Exhibit Exhibits in Support of Petitioner Croswell Wilson)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/28/2020)

March 28, 2020

March 28, 2020

PACER
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MEMORANDUM/BRIEF in Support of Jonathan Espinal-Polanco by Jonathan Espinal-Polanco. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits in Support of Petitioner Jonathan Espinal-Polanco)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/28/2020)

March 28, 2020

March 28, 2020

PACER
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MEMORANDUM/BRIEF in Support of Danilo Concepcion by Danilo Concepcion. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits in Support of Petitioner Danilo Concepcion)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/28/2020)

March 28, 2020

March 28, 2020

PACER
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MEMORANDUM/BRIEF in Support of Marvens Thomas by Marvens Thomas. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits in Support of Petitioner Marvens Thomas)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/28/2020)

March 28, 2020

March 28, 2020

PACER
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MEMORANDUM/BRIEF in Support of Shantadewie Rahmee by Shantadewie Rahmee. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits in Support of Petitioner Shantadewie Rahmee)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 03/28/2020)

March 28, 2020

March 28, 2020

PACER
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ORDER granting 13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Memoranda of Law. SO ORDERED. Issued by Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo on 3/28/2020. (CEH) (Entered: 03/28/2020)

March 28, 2020

March 28, 2020

PACER
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TEXT ORDER granting the respondents' unopposed motion for a leave to file a memorandum of law in excess of 25 pages, Docket Item 12 . SO ORDERED. Issued by Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo on 02/28/2020. (CEH) (Entered: 03/28/2020)

March 28, 2020

March 28, 2020

PACER
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TEXT ORDER: Writ Hearing rescheduled for 3/31/2020 at 03:00 PM in US Courthouse, 2 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202-3350 before Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo. Signed by Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo on 3/30/2020. (CEH) (Entered: 03/30/2020)

March 30, 2020

March 30, 2020

PACER
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Respondents' RESPONSE to 1 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus,, and Motion for a TRO by Thomas E. Feeley, Jeffrey Searls, Chad Wolf. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Dr. Montalvo, # 2 Declaration of SDDO DeLong, # 3 Declaration Katie Schreiver, # 4 Declaration OIC Searls, # 5 Memorandum of Law in Opposition, # 6 Sacal-Micha Decision (SDTX), # 7 Francisco Decision (DNJ))(Khalil, Adam) (Entered: 03/30/2020)

March 30, 2020

March 30, 2020

PACER
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo: Oral Argument held re: MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order held 3/31/2020. Prior to argument, Court ordered that this proceeding is not to be recorded, or taped in any way. If somebody does record it, they will be found in contempt of court. Court reserves decision. Appearances by teleconference. For petitioners: Joseph D. Moravec, Nicholas J. Phillips, Robert F. Graziano, Grace E. Zaiman, and Siana McLean. For respondent: AUSA Adam A. Khalil. (Court Reporter Ann M. Sawyer.) (CMD) (Entered: 04/01/2020)

March 31, 2020

March 31, 2020

PACER
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ORDER granting in part and denying in part the petitioners' motion for a temporary restraining order, Docket Item 8 . The respondents shall submit a detailed plan to the Court by 5:00 p.m. on April 3, 2020, demonstrating how they will provide those petitioners who are vulnerable individuals, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC"), with a living situation that facilitates "social distancing." No later than 9:00 a.m. on April 6, 2020, the respondents shall report to the Court as to whether any or all of the steps outlined in the plan have been taken and, if so, which ones. They also shall identify for which petitioners the measures have been taken and provide a brief explanation why any petitioner does not meet the CDC's high-risk criteria. IT IS SO ORDERED. Issued by Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo on 04/02/2020. (CEH)-CLERK TO FOLLOW UP- (Entered: 04/02/2020)

April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

RECAP
45

DECLARATION signed by Captain Abelardo Montalvo, M.D. re 44 Order on Motion for TRO,,, filed by Jeffrey Searls, Thomas E. Feeley, Chad Wolf filed by Jeffrey Searls, Thomas E. Feeley, Chad Wolf. (Khalil, Adam) (Entered: 04/03/2020)

April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

PACER
46

TEXT ORDER: In their April 06, 2020 report to this Court, the respondents shall include, in addition to the information discussed in this Court's April 02, 2020 order, Docket Item 44, an explanation of the rationale--medical, logistical, or otherwise--for placing petitioners Nwankwo and Adelakun in communal dorms, rather than in their own cells. The petitioners shall have until 9:00 am on April 07, 2020 to brief the Court on their position as to whether the respondents' efforts have remedied the constitutional violations identified in this Court's April 02, 2020 decision and order, Docket Item 44 . SO ORDERED. Issued by Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo on 04/03/2020. (CEH) (Entered: 04/03/2020)

April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

PACER
47

DECLARATION signed by OIC Jeffrey Searls re 46 Order,, 44 Order on Motion for TRO,,, filed by Thomas E. Feeley, Jeffrey Searls, Chad Wolf . (Khalil, Adam) (Entered: 04/04/2020)

April 4, 2020

April 4, 2020

PACER
48

Letter filed re: Petitioner Chery. (Khalil, Adam) (Entered: 04/06/2020)

April 6, 2020

April 6, 2020

PACER
49

ORDER: Writ Hearing set for 04/07/2020 at 03:00 PM by telephone before Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo. SO ORDERED. Issued by Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo on 04/20/2020. (CEH) (Entered: 04/06/2020)

April 6, 2020

April 6, 2020

PACER
50

DECLARATION signed by Marc Stern, M.D. filed by Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson . (Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 04/07/2020)

April 7, 2020

April 7, 2020

PACER
51

DECLARATION signed by Robert Greifinger, M.D. filed by Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson . (Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 04/07/2020)

April 7, 2020

April 7, 2020

PACER
52

CONTINUATION OF EXHIBITS re: Additional Exhibits in Support of Petition and Motion for TRO. (Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 04/07/2020)

April 7, 2020

April 7, 2020

PACER
53

MEMORANDUM/BRIEF re 47 Declaration re: in Opposition to Respondents' Proposed Plan to Cure Violations of Petitioners' Constitutional Rights by Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson. (Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 04/07/2020)

April 7, 2020

April 7, 2020

PACER
54

ORDERED that on or before April 8, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., the petitioners shall file and serve an affidavit from Captain Montalvo or another qualified individual (1) opining whether individuals with epilepsy and/or those who are over 50 years of age and confined to detention facilities similar to BFDF meet the CDC's criteria for vulnerable individuals and explaining the reasons for that conclusion, (2) detailing the types and quantities of personal protective equipment ("PPE") available to the vulnerable petitioners, and (3) detailing the types of PPE available to staff who interact with the vulnerable petitioners; and it is furtherORDERED that on or before April 8, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., the petitioners shall either (a) file and serve an affidavit from respondent Searls or another qualified individual confirming that petitioners Concepcion, Falodun, Sow, Adelakun, and Nwankwo have been placed in individual cells and that all vulnerable petitioners have been allowed to practice the "social distancing" measures identified in Captain Montalvo's April 3, 2020 affidavit; or (b) show cause why this Court should not order the petitioners to immediately reduce the detainee population to a level that would facilitate such actions; and it is furtherORDERED that on or before April 8, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., the petitioners also may submit additional affidavits to this Court supporting their claims that BFDF is unable to comply with this Court's orders in this matter; and it is furtherORDERED that the parties shall appear by telephone for argument on April 9, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.SO ORDERED. Signed by Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo on 04/07/2020. (CEH) (Entered: 04/07/2020)

April 7, 2020

April 7, 2020

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55

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo: Oral Argument held on 4/7/2020. Court directed parties to file additional submissions, as specified on the record, by 5:00 p.m. on 4/8/2020. Further oral argument by teleconference scheduled for 4/9/2020 at 10:00 AM in U.S. Courthouse, 2 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202-3350. Court ordered that this proceeding is not to be recorded, or taped in any way. If someone does record it, they will be found in contempt of court. Appearances by teleconference. For petitioners: Joseph D. Moravec, Nicholas J. Phillips, Robert F. Graziano, Grace E. Zaiman, and Siana McLean. For respondent: AUSA Adam A. Khalil. (Court Reporter Ann M. Sawyer.) (CMD) Modified to change date of hearing on 4/9/2020 (CMD). (Entered: 04/08/2020)

April 7, 2020

April 7, 2020

PACER
56

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 54 Order,,,,,,, Set Hearings,,,,,, re: 5 Hour Extension by Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson.(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 04/08/2020)

April 8, 2020

April 8, 2020

PACER
57

DECLARATION signed by CAPTAIN ABELARDO MONTALVO, M.D. re 54 Order,,,,,,, Set Hearings,,,,,, filed by Thomas E. Feeley, Jeffrey Searls, Chad Wolf . (Khalil, Adam) (Entered: 04/08/2020)

April 8, 2020

April 8, 2020

PACER
58

TEXT ORDER: The petitioners' motion for an extension of time, Docket Item 56, is GRANTED. The petitioners and respondents shall file their respective submissions on or before 04/08/2020 at 11:59 PM. SO ORDERED. Issued by Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo on 04/08/2020. (CEH) (Entered: 04/08/2020)

April 8, 2020

April 8, 2020

PACER
59

DECLARATION signed by Jeffrey Searls re 54 Order,,,,,,, Set Hearings,,,,,, filed by Thomas E. Feeley, Jeffrey Searls, Chad Wolf . (Khalil, Adam) (Entered: 04/08/2020)

April 8, 2020

April 8, 2020

PACER
60

DECLARATION signed by Joseph Moravec filed by Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson . (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Confirmation of Nwankwo Release, # 2 Certificate of Service Certificate of Service)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 04/08/2020)

April 8, 2020

April 8, 2020

PACER
61

DECLARATION signed by Jennifer Connor filed by Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson . (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service Certificate of Service)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 04/08/2020)

April 8, 2020

April 8, 2020

PACER
62

AFFIDAVIT of Cristian Aneury Diaz Arvelo (confirmed by phone by Siana McLean, Esq.) by Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service Certificate of Service)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 04/08/2020)

April 8, 2020

April 8, 2020

PACER
63

AFFIDAVIT of Petitioner Jubril Adelakoun re: conditions at BFDF and release by Jubril Adelakoun. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Confirmation of Adelakoun Release, # 2 Certificate of Service Certificate of Service)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 04/08/2020)

April 8, 2020

April 8, 2020

PACER
64

AFFIRMATION signed by Robert F. Graziano filed by Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson . (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service Certificate of Service)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 04/08/2020)

April 8, 2020

April 8, 2020

PACER
65

AFFIRMATION signed by Brenda A. Cisneros Vilchis filed by Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson . (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service Certificate of Service)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 04/08/2020)

April 8, 2020

April 8, 2020

PACER
66

DECLARATION signed by Petitioner Croswell Wilson filed by Croswell Wilson (confirmed by phone by Jillian Nowak, Esq.) re:. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service Certificate of Service)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 04/08/2020)

April 8, 2020

April 8, 2020

PACER
67

DECLARATION signed by Yared Tedla (confirmed by Blanca Owen, Esq.) filed by Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson . (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service Certificate of Service)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 04/08/2020)

April 8, 2020

April 8, 2020

PACER
68

AFFIRMATION signed by Margaret R. Lindstrom filed by Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson . (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service Certificate of Service)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 04/08/2020)

April 8, 2020

April 8, 2020

PACER
69

Letter filed re: Epilepsy and COVID-19. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit CDC Mitigation Recommendation for New Rochelle, New York, # 2 Exhibit CDC Community Mitigation Strategy, # 3 Exhibit New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities Guidance on COVID-19)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 04/08/2020)

April 8, 2020

April 8, 2020

PACER
70

CONTINUATION OF EXHIBITS Additional Supporting Exhibits re 1 Emergency PETITION for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Complaint for Injunctive Relief. (Moravec, Joseph) Modified on 4/9/2020 (TF). (Entered: 04/08/2020)

April 8, 2020

April 8, 2020

PACER

E-Filing Notification: For future reference link document to entry RE 70 CONTINUATION OF EXHIBITS,Addi tional Supporting Exhibits to 1 Emergency PETITION for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Complaint for Injunctive Relief. Clerks Office to modify entry. No action required. 1 (TF)

April 9, 2020

April 9, 2020

PACER
71

DECISION AND ORDER re: motion for a temporary restraining order, Docket Item 8 . Signed by Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo on 04/09/2020. (CEH)-CLERK TO FOLLOW UP- (Entered: 04/09/2020)

April 9, 2020

April 9, 2020

RECAP
72

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo: Oral Argument re: 8 Motion for Temporary Restraining Order held on 4/9/2020. Prior to argument, Court ordered that the proceeding is not to be recorded, or taped in any way. If someone does record it, they will be found in contempt of court. Bench statement issued denying TRO for Non-CDC-vulnerable detainees, and granting in part the TRO for CDC-vulnerable detainees, as detailed on the record. A written decision and order will be issued by the Court. Deadline to file motion to convert TRO to a Preliminary Injunction is 4/24/2020. Appearances by teleconference. For petitioners: Joseph D. Moravec, Nicholas J. Phillips, Robert F. Graziano, Grace E. Zaiman, and Siana McLean. For respondent: AUSA Adam A. Khalil. (Court Reporter Ann M. Sawyer.) (CMD) (Entered: 04/09/2020)

April 9, 2020

April 9, 2020

PACER

Copy of Doc. No. 71 Decision and Order mailed to attorney Siana McLean. (JLV)

April 10, 2020

April 10, 2020

PACER
73

NOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings held on 3/31/2020, before Judge Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo. Court Reporter/Transcriber Ann M. Sawyer, Contact Info Ann_Sawyer@nywd.uscourts.gov. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER.. Redaction Request due 5/5/2020. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 5/15/2020. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 7/13/2020. (CGJ) (Entered: 04/14/2020)

April 14, 2020

April 14, 2020

PACER
74

Letter filed re update to conditions at BFDF. (Khalil, Adam) (Entered: 04/20/2020)

April 20, 2020

April 20, 2020

PACER
75

DECLARATION signed by Aldwin Brathwaite filed by Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson . (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service Certificate of Service)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020

PACER
76

DECLARATION signed by Gamdar Narain filed by Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson . (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service Certificate of Service)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020

PACER
77

DECLARATION signed by Philip Donga filed by Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson . (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service Certificate of Service)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020

PACER
78

DECLARATION signed by Eric C. Commissiong filed by Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson . (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service Certificate of Service)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020

PACER
79

AFFIDAVIT of Cristian Aneury Diaz Arvelo by Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service Certificate of Service)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020

PACER
80

DECLARATION signed by Joseph Moravec filed by Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson . (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Declaration of Daniel E. Jackson Relaying Sefatullah Ahmadzai's Statement, # 2 Certificate of Service Certificate of Service)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020

PACER
81

AFFIDAVIT of Memphis Delgado Morgan by Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service Certificate of Service)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020

PACER
82

DECLARATION signed by Vania C. Mendoza Pimentel filed by Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson . (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service Certificate of Service)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020

PACER
83

NOTICE of Appearance by John H. Peng on behalf of Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson (Peng, John) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020

PACER
84

MEMORANDUM IN OPPOSITION re 71 Decision and Order as to why an injunction should not issue by Thomas E. Feeley, Jeffrey Searls, Chad Wolf. (Khalil, Adam) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020

PACER
85

AFFIRMATION signed by Blanca A. Owen filed by Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson . (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service Certificate of Service)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020

PACER
86

ORDER: In light of the petitioners' substantial submissions and the government's opposition to entering a preliminary injunction, the Court finds good cause to extend the TRO, Docket Item 71, until 05/01/2020. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 65(b)(2). The Court takes the parties' submissions under advisement and will schedule oral argument at a later time if necessary. SO ORDERED. Issued by Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo on 04/24/2020. (CEH) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020

PACER
87

AFFIRMATION signed by Margaret Lindstrom filed by Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson . (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Emails Concerning Petitioner Espinal-Polanco's Medical Treatment, # 2 Exhibit ICE Parole Denial, # 3 Certificate of Service Certificate of Service)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020

PACER
88

MEMORANDUM/BRIEF re 72 Oral Argument,,, in support of Preliminary Injunction by Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Combined Exhibits in Support of Preliminary Injunction)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020

PACER
89

DECISION & ORDER granting in part and denying in part motion for a preliminary injunction; ordering status updates; and ordering briefing on final habeas relief. Signed by Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo on 04/27/2020. (CEH) (Entered: 04/27/2020)

April 27, 2020

April 27, 2020

RECAP

E-Filing Notification: Document missing signature. Action required: re-file document with proper signature re 82 DECLARATION signed by Vania C. Mendoza Pimentel. (TF)

April 27, 2020

April 27, 2020

PACER
90

DECLARATION signed by Vania C. Mendoza Pimentel re E-Filing Notification No Signature filed by Jubril Adelakoun, Dween Alfarel Blackman, Aldwin Brathwaite, Lyxon Chery, Eric C Commissiong, Danilo Concepcion, Philip Donga, Jonathan Espinal-Polanco, Bright Idada Falodun, Curry Wendell Forbes, Necati Harsit, Vernon Jones, Marckindal Jules, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Md. Abu Musa Bhuyan, Gamdur Narain, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, Ricardo Quintanilla-Mejia, Shantadewie Rahmee, Oscar Salcedo, Ibrahima Sory Sow, Marvens Thomas, Croswell Wilson . (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service Certificate of Service)(Moravec, Joseph) (Entered: 04/29/2020)

April 29, 2020

April 29, 2020

PACER
91

STATUS REPORT as to conditions at BFDF with photographic exhibits by Thomas E. Feeley, Jeffrey Searls, Chad Wolf. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6)(Khalil, Adam) (Entered: 04/29/2020)

April 29, 2020

April 29, 2020

PACER
92

TEXT ORDER: The respondents have released four of the petitioners to this action--Jubril Adelakun, Juan Carlos Lainez Mejia, Patrick Maduabuchi Nwankwo, and Shantadewie Rahmee. See Docket Item 42 -5 at 1 n.1; Docket Item 59 at 3; Docket Item 91 at 2 n.1. "Under Article III of the Constitution, when a case becomes moot, the federal courts lack subject matter jurisdiction over the action." Leybinsky v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 553 F. App'x 108, 109 (2d Cir. 2014) (summary order) (quoting Doyle v. Midland Credit Mgmt., Inc., 722 F.3d 78, 80 (2d Cir. 2013)). "Under 28 U.S.C. ยง 2241, the habeas statute under which [the] petitioner[s] challenged [their] detention, [courts] retain jurisdiction so long as the petitioner[s are] 'in custody.'" Pierrilus v. U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement, 293 F. App'x 78, 79 (2d Cir. 2008) (summary order). Because Adelakun, Lainez Mejia, Nwankwo, and Rahmee have been released from "ICE custody, the[ir] petition[s] ha[ve] been rendered moot divesting the Court of subject matter jurisdiction." Diop v. Sessions, 2019 WL 1894387, at *2 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 20, 2019). Accordingly, Adelakun's, Lainez Mejia's, Nwankwo's, and Rahmee's petitions are dismissed as moot and the Clerk of Court shall terminate them as parties to this action. SO ORDERED. Issued by Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo on 04/30/2020.-CLERK TO FOLLOW UP- (Entered: 04/30/2020)

April 30, 2020

April 30, 2020

PACER
93

TEXT ORDER. The respondents have provided this Court with a status update in which they assert that they are complying with the terms of the preliminary injunction. See Docket Item 91. But the Court also is in receipt of twenty affidavits and declarations from the petitioners and witnesses on their behalf disputing this assertion. See Docket Items 60-68, 75-82, 85, 87, 90. The Court therefore will hold an evidentiary hearing via videoconference to address the respondents' alleged noncompliance. Both parties shall appear, through counsel, for a status conference on Monday, May 4, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. to discuss the scheduling and logistics of this video hearing. Counsel for the government should be prepared to provide the Court with information about the videoconferencing capabilities at BFDF. SO ORDERED. Signed by Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo on 4/30/2020. (CMD) (Entered: 04/30/2020)

April 30, 2020

April 30, 2020

PACER

PLEASE NOTE: The proceeding described herein will be held remotely. Public access to the proceeding scheduled for 5/4/2020 at 2:00 PM can be obtained by contacting Judge Vilardo's chambers at (716) 551-1621. (CMD)

April 30, 2020

April 30, 2020

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: New York

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Special Collection(s):

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 25, 2020

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

ICE detainees in New York over the age of 50 or with underlying medical conditions that make them vulnerable to COVID-19

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Prisoners' Legal Services of New York (PLSNY)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Acting Secretary, Federal

Field Office Director, Buffalo Field Office, Federal

Administrator, Buffalo Federal Detention Facility, Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Facility Type(s):

Government-run

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Habeas Corpus, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2241-2253; 2254; 2255

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Due Process: Procedural Due Process

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Recordkeeping

Order Duration: 2020 - None

Issues

General/Misc.:

Bathing and hygiene

Conditions of confinement

Sanitation / living conditions

Totality of conditions

COVID-19:

CDC Guidance ordered implemented

Contact tracing ordered

COVID reporting ordered

Mitigation Denied

Mitigation Granted

Mitigation Requested

PPE-ordered provided to prisoners for free

PPE-ordered worn by staff

Quarantine/isolation ordered

Release Denied

Release Granted

Release Requested

Sanitizer/Handsoap ordered made available/used

Social distancing ordered

Immigration/Border:

Detention - conditions

Jails, Prisons, Detention Centers, and Other Institutions:

Habeas Corpus

Medical/Mental Health Care:

Medical care, general