ICE detainees go on hunger strike to press for COVID-19 protections

September 16, 2020
Public Radio International

...Meanwhile, the ACLU has filed more than 40 lawsuits nationwide to force immigration authorities to release people at risk of serious illness from the disease. Other organizations, such as the Center for Constitutional Rights, have also sued. 

Nearly 5,500 people in ICE custody nationwide have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the agency. An additional 45 employees at detention facilities have also been infected, but that tally does not include staffers at privately run facilities. ...

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September 16, 2020