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Case Name Rodriguez v. Wolf IM-CA-0159
Docket / Court 5:20-cv-00627-TJH-GJS ( C.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Immigration and/or the Border
Special Collection COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)
Attorney Organization ACLU Affiliates (any)
ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project
Case Summary
COVID-19 Summary: 6 immigrant detainees at the Adelanto Detention Center in San Bernadino County sought a temporary restraining order to secure their immediate release due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 2, 2020, the Court granted the plaintiffs' motion for a temporary restraining order and ... read more >
COVID-19 Summary: 6 immigrant detainees at the Adelanto Detention Center in San Bernadino County sought a temporary restraining order to secure their immediate release due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 2, 2020, the Court granted the plaintiffs' motion for a temporary restraining order and ordered the release of the six detainees. The case is currently stayed pending the resolution of a related class action.


On March 30, 2020, six immigrant detainees filed a writ of habeas corpus in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Represented by the ACLU of Southern California and the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project, they alleged that their conditions of confinement in the detention centers violated their Fifth Amendment rights by being deliberately indifferent to their health and safety. The plaintiffs sought a writ of habeas corpus, or in the alternative, injunctive relief ordering the plaintiff's immediate release. The case was assigned to the Honorable District Judge Terry J. Hatter, Jr and referred to Magistrate Judge Gail J. Standish.

On April 2, 2020, the court granted the plaintiffs' motion for a temporary restraining order and ordered the release of the six detainees. The court based its argument for release on the factual and legal grounds announced in the orders issued in Castillo v. Barr and Hernandez v. Wolf. On April 3, the court filed an amended temporary restraining order and order to show cause under seal.

On April 24, Judge Hatter, Jr., issued a stay order in light of the preliminary injunction issued in the resolution of the class action Roman v. Wolf -- until the class action is resolved, the detainees will remain released pursuant to the temporary restraining order.

The case remains ongoing.

Caitlin Kierum - 05/09/2020


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Due Process: Substantive Due Process
Content of Injunction
Preliminary relief granted
COVID-19
Mitigation Granted
Mitigation Requested
Release Granted
Release granted-individual
Release Requested
Crowding
Crowding / caseload
Defendant-type
Corrections
Law-enforcement
General
Bathing and hygiene
Conditions of confinement
Habeas Corpus
Sanitation / living conditions
Totality of conditions
Immigration/Border
Detention - conditions
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Special Case Type
Habeas
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action Habeas Corpus, 28 U.S.C. ยงยง 2241-2253; 2254; 2255
Defendant(s) Adelanto Detention Center
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Plaintiff Description Immigrant detainees in Adelanto Detention Center
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU Affiliates (any)
ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project
Class action status sought No
Class action status outcome Not sought
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order
Habeas relief
Source of Relief Litigation
Filed 03/30/2020
Case Ongoing Yes
Case Listing IM-CA-0161 : Roman v. Wolf (C.D. Cal.)
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Court Docket(s)
C.D. Cal.
02/05/2021
1:20-cv-01803-AKH
IM-CA-0159-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
C.D. Cal.
03/30/2020
Verified Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief [ECF# 1]
IM-CA-0159-0001.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
C.D. Cal.
04/02/2020
Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause [ECF# 32]
IM-CA-0159-0002.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
C.D. Cal.
04/02/2020
Order [ECF# 35]
IM-CA-0159-0003.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
C.D. Cal.
04/24/2020
Stay [ECF# 64]
IM-CA-0159-0004.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Hatter, Terry J. Jr. (C.D. Cal.) show/hide docs
IM-CA-0159-0002 | IM-CA-0159-0003 | IM-CA-0159-0004 | IM-CA-0159-9000
Standish, Gail J. Court not on record [Magistrate] show/hide docs
IM-CA-0159-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Bansal, Jessica Karp (California) show/hide docs
IM-CA-0159-0001 | IM-CA-0159-9000
Barnett, Amanda (California) show/hide docs
IM-CA-0159-9000
Cammack, Jessie Alice (California) show/hide docs
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Cho, Michelle (California) show/hide docs
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Deger-Sen, Samir (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
IM-CA-0159-9000
Friedman, William M. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
IM-CA-0159-9000
Kang, Stephen B. (California) show/hide docs
IM-CA-0159-9000
Kaufman, Michael Bryan (California) show/hide docs
IM-CA-0159-9000
Ngo, My Khanh (California) show/hide docs
IM-CA-0159-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Beck, Daniel A (California) show/hide docs
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Burrelle, Hillary Morgan (California) show/hide docs
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