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Immigrant Detention and COVID-19: How a Pandemic Exploited and Spread Through the US Immigrant Detention System   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "This report reviews US detention developments from March 1 to August 1, 2020, a period when COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] established itself and spread through the sprawling US detention system and beyond it. The report - which CMS [Center for Migration Studies of New York] updated regularly during this period - documents ICE's [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] fatally flawed response to this crisis, paying particular attention to the role of the private corporations that largely operate this system. It explores how the pandemic exploited and exacerbated longstanding problems in this system, such as its privatization, prison-like facilities, correctional standards, lack of transparency, and perverse financial incentives."

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2020-08
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2020 Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS)
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Center for Migration Studies of New York: https://cmsny.org/
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