The National Press Club, joined by 19 professional journalism organizations, asked a federal court to order the release of award-winning journalist Emilio Gutiérrez-Soto and his son, Oscar, from an El Paso detention center where Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have detained them for more than four months.

"There is no basis, in law or basic human decency, for the treatment that Emilio and Oscar Gutiérrez-Soto have received at the hands of ICE," the Club said in a friend-of-the-court brief authored by Ballard Spahr Media and Entertainment Partners Charles D. Tobin and Steven D. Zansberg.

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