The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is asking a judge to release “migrants” from a Seattle detention center to help control the coronavirus pandemic.
“Public health experts say releasing immigrant detainees who are at heightened risk for COVID-19 due to age or medical condition is ‘a critically important way to meaningfully mitigate that risk,’” tweeted the leftist ACLU, which opposes most border enforcement.
Almost 40,000 people are being held in about 20 detention centers, partly because the ACLU has worked to block laws and barriers deterring illegal aliens in U.S. workplaces and residential areas. The Department of Homeland Security considers the Wuhan province in China, where the virus originated, to be a major risk and has reportedly shut down family visits to minimize the chance of an outbreak in a detention center.
“Wouldn’t they be more at risk on the outside?” tweeted Jessica Vaughan, policy director at the Center for Immigration studies. “Maybe repatriation to [their] home country would be safest.” Now there’s an idea.