#MS-13 #gangbangers waltz out of #YoloCounty jail

Screenshot 2017-12-21 at 08.10.31Weeks after a federal judge ruled that “undocumented teens” jailed in Yolo County and elsewhere must be given access to judicial hearings if the government wants to keep them incarcerated, 22 of them have been ordered released.

The teens were detained this past summer by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents as part of a broad law-enforcement crackdown in Long Island, N.Y., on the Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, a violent street gang with ties to El Salvador. President Donald Trump has made eradicating the gang in the U.S. a priority.

The teens’ release came after the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California, ACLU National, the law firm of Cooley LLP and Holly S. Cooper of the UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic filed a class-action suit in August.

Seven of the undocumented teens, all minors, had been transferred to a high-security detention center in Yolo County earlier this year before being sent to less restrictive facilities outside California while awaiting immigration proceedings.

Sacramento Bee

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