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USA: 'We Are Adrift, About to Sink', The Looming COVID-19 Disaster in United States Immigration Detention Facilities   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Introduction: "The Trump administration is failing to adequately protect the nearly 40,000 immigrants and asylum seekers whom the US Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency is now detaining in over 200 detention centers across the United States. Amnesty International has received credible, consistent, and disturbing accounts by detainees of dangerous conditions in ICE's immigration detention facilities, which needlessly put all those detained there at a higher risk of contracting Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). For detainees who are older or have underlying medical conditions, such exposure is more likely to be fatal. Detainees and their lawyers shared harrowing details of ICE's reckless endangerment of people in its custody, in violation of US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) standards on the prevention of COVID-19 in places of detention."

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2020-04
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