Tag Archives: Virus

Why Won’t the Federal Government Release Immigrant Children?

The coronavirus threatens to turn immigration detention centers into a “tinderbox scenario.” ...

ICE under pressure to release detainees threatened by coronavirus

"As our hospital system unfortunately reaches a breaking point, I expect to see more and more individual ICE officers and directors make the right decision in relation to federal custody," she added. ...

DACA recipients ask Supreme Court to consider their work in fight against coronavirus

"Here, Secretary Nielsen explicitly considered the reliance interests," Francisco said. The case should be decided by June. ...

Staff Working With Immigrant Detainees in the U.S. Test Positive for Coronavirus

"There has probably been more NBA players tested on a single team than all of (the incarcerated) individuals" in the country, he said. "One thing we should do immediately is get people out as soon as possible." ...

Mexico to Let U.S. Return Central American Migrants Caught at Border

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Friday that Mexico will allow the United States to return to Mexico Central American migrants caught trying to enter the United States illegally at the U.S.-Mexico border. ...

Suit seeks release of immigrant families due to virus risk

Detention centers housing families in Texas and Pennsylvania can’t provide adequate social distancing, lawyers say. ...

I Used to Run ICE. We Need to Release the Nonviolent Detainees.

It’s the only way to protect detention facilities and the people in them from COVID-19. ...

Close Immigration Prisons Now

The coronavirus’s quick transmission and deadly track record is likely to worsen inside these institutions. ...

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