Escalante v. ICE: Complaint

Lawsuit demands booster shots for detained people at high risk 

Document Date: March 1, 2022
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The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on behalf of medically vulnerable people detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) who have requested and been denied COVID-19 vaccine booster shots. The lawsuit demands that the plaintiffs, who are medically vulnerable to severe illness and death in the event of infection, as well as all medically vulnerable people in ICE detention, be offered booster shots. This is the second lawsuit the ACLU has filed to obtain booster shots for people held in immigration detention.