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Lawyers Demand Immigrant Detainees Be Released Amidst Fears Of Coronavirus Spread

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U.S. immigration authorities are terrified immigrants that are currently being detained are at risk of contracting the potentially lethal coronavirus and spread it throughout the densely populated detention facilities that are housing them.

Among those lawyers are looking to release is a Cuban asylum seeker who has breast cancer, a disease that severely compromises the immune system and could make her more vulnerable to complications from the coronavirus.

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In her four months in immigration detention, the 39-year-old woman has contracted flu and numerous infections and was recently transferred to a detention facility in rural Louisiana, her attorney wrote in a request to federal immigration authorities for what is known as humanitarian parole.

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Attorneys are scrambling to file petitions like hers around the country asking U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials and courts to grant discretionary release and reconsideration of bond denials based on an elevated risk to the detained immigrants of contracting COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

The immigrants are seeking to be released in the United States while they pursue asylum and other claims to avoid being returned to their home countries.

“The effect of her exposure to this virus could be deadly given what little information we have about how to treat and control this outbreak,” Linda Corchado, the Cuban asylum seeker’s lawyer, wrote in her parole request.

This whole coronavirus situation has raised a lot of ethical questions and concerns, this definitely being one of the top that we need to discuss as a nation. Do we forego the law and allow this individual to just walk free? Or do we find a different solution, like perhaps quarantining her at a hospital so she doesn’t contract the virus and possibly succumb to complications?

Las Americas, Corchado’s organization based in El Paso, Texas, is working with other non-profit groups to file some 60 parole requests, Corchado said, including for a pregnant woman, a man in his late 30s with diabetes and a 55-year-old woman with unspecified underlying health issues.

Other organizations and individual lawyers around the country told Reuters they are pursuing similar bids to free detained immigrants. For example, an attorney at the Brooklyn Defenders legal aid group in New York said it was filing dozens of petitions for release based on the risk of coronavirus.

The balance between upholding the law and being a nation that is equal under the law, while also preserving our belief that all human life is precious and has value is a difficult one to strike.

However, we also have to be aware that the left is notorious for using crisis situations to their advantage when it comes to pushing a particular agenda, therefore, caution in these matters must be exercised.

More than 2,000 immigration detainees were quarantined after mumps and other infectious diseases spread to nearly 900 people in 57 detention centers in 19 states between September 2018 and August 2019. A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that 84% of those people were infected within government facilities.

The adequacy of medical quarantine in these facilities came under scrutiny even before the emergence of the coronavirus. Reuters reported this month that federal inspectors found quarantine measures at a detention center in rural New Mexico that experienced a mumps outbreak were inadequate, among other deficiencies in healthcare there.

Measures must be taken to stop the spread of the coronavirus, even among prisoners and those being detained for immigration purposes. If we do not, and these folks just get let loose in the open, either in their home countries or in our own, this could blow back on us and cause yet another epidemic or worse, pandemic.

What that looks like, honestly, is anyone’s guess.

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Outrageous: Catholic Church is Funding Construction of Mosques in Europe

The Pope is standing idly by as his church pays to build Muslim mosques in France and Nigeria.

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The Pope is once again proving himself to be a traitor to the West. This time he is standing idly by as his church pays to build Muslim mosques in France and Nigeria. According to Gloria.tv: “Tours Diocese [in France] donated money for the construction of a local mosque… Tours Bishop Vincent Jordy justified his donation on April 15 with the fact that for John Paul II’s 1996 visit to the city, the local Muslims made a symbolic donation which the diocese wanted to reciprocate. Riposte-Catholique.fr adds that in 2015, Auch Diocese – where John Paul II never visited – donated €5000 for a mosque.” This should outrage every Catholic as church funds are being spent to build monuments to their own destruction. The Catholic Church is now donating money to build a building where people will be taught to hate Christians, to kill Christians, and to destroy the Christian civilization. As Robert Spencer notes, these mosques will be used to teach hate: Of course, that is true that not all Muslims are evil. It is odd, however, for a Christian entity to spend money on building a structure in which congregants will be taught that Jesus is not the Son of God and belief in the Trinity is “excess” (Qur’an 4:171, 19:35), and that Jesus was not crucified (Qur’an 4:157), and that those who believe in the divinity of Christ (that would include Bishop Mamza) are unbelievers (Qur’an 5:17), and that those who (like Bishop Mamza) believe that Jesus is God’s Son are accursed (Qur’an 9:30), and that Christians who do not accept Muhammad and the Qur’an must be fought against and subjugated under Islamic hegemony (Qur’an 9:29). Also, a hadith has Muhammad predicting that Jesus will return at the end of the world and break the cross, as…

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Apple Backs Down, Will Allow Parler Back on App Store

The news is seen as a major boost for the First Amendment.

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Free speech is a fickle thing, and precious too.  If we’re not careful, it can be stripped away but those who hide behind the claim that a “private” company can limit your personal freedoms. Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms are almost always the culprits here, bending the algorithmic reach of those with whom they disagree. Enter Parler:  A free speech app where only the bare legal minimum of content would be moderated. The platform became incredibly popular with an astonishing swiftness, but soon faced trouble from companies who had previously aligned themselves with Facebook and Twitter’s more controlling stance. Apple, who had previously booted Parler from its App Store, has now relented to the Constitution. Apple has approved Parler’s return to the iOS app store following improvements the social media company made to better detect and moderate hate speech and incitement, according to a letter the iPhone maker sent to Congress on Monday. The decision clears the way for Parler, an app popular with conservatives including some members of the far right, to be downloaded once again on Apple devices. The letter — addressed to Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Ken Buck and obtained by CNN — explained that since the app was removed from Apple’s platform in January for violations of its policies, Parler “has proposed updates to its app and the app’s content moderation practices.” On April 14, Apple’s app review team told Parler that its proposed changes were sufficient, the letter continued. Now, all Parler needs to do is to flip the switch. The news is seen as a major boost for the First Amendment.

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