"All I could think was, what else happened to my body while I was unconscious?"
“While the medical examiner ruled the cause of death ‘undetermined,’ the complete lack of medical leadership, supervision and care that this detainee was exposed to is simply astonishing," the report states.
A Judge Ordered Him Released From Prison Due To COVID-19 Concerns. He Died Of The Disease Two Months Later In ICE Custody.
“He always believed he was going to get out,” his daughter said. "We had so many plans. And then…none of that happened.”
Immigrant Women Detained By ICE Will No Longer See A Doctor Accused Of Performing Unwanted Gynecological Procedures
The gynecologist told ICE officials this week he will no longer see patients from a Georgia detention facility, according to an official with knowledge of the matter.
ICE Often Gives Detained Immigrants Poor Medical Care And Uses Segregation As Punishment, A New Report Says
The report found that several staff members working at detention facilities "diminished the seriousness of suicide attempts as well as evidence of detainee medical issues going untreated."
Sources said ICE officials have also explored advocating for the prosecution of immigrants who refuse to have their DNA collected.
“What is happening to the world and to Oregon?”
The Trump Administration Is Considering Excluding Some Immigrant Children From A Controversial Pandemic Border Policy
“On first glance, this revised order seems mostly like an attempt to avoid an embarrassing court defeat,” one expert said.
The Trump Administration Wants To Pull Federal Funds From Major Cities Where There Are Anti-Racism Protests
The memo comes as Trump has politicized the national movement against systemic racism and police brutality.
“They’re using what is overly general language in the law to justify a massive, unprecedented expansion to collect really personal information," one former immigration official said.
The man had been detained at the Joe Corley Processing Center in Conroe, Texas, where, according to agency statistics, 50 people have tested positive for the disease since the beginning of the pandemic.
Tony Pham takes over the agency amid a major drop in the number of immigrant detainees as facilities grapple with the coronavirus.
More than 13,000 US Citizenship and Immigration Services employees were set to be furloughed after a drop in revenue.
If implemented, the rule would take effect for 90 days and block immigrants who've been in Mexico or Canada within the last two weeks from legal protections.
Medical experts and immigrant advocates have warned that the highly contagious COVID-19 puts everyone in detention at risk.
"This was of course a foreseeable tragedy that ICE had ample warning about, and still ICE has allowed these preventable deaths to happen."
There's Been A Major Increase In The Use Of Force Against Immigrants At ICE Detention Centers During The Pandemic
“We are numbers to them. We are not people.”
The US now joins the ranks of Iran, Fiji, and Australia in charging the fee, which one asylum officer called "disgusting."
"As a direct result of the rule, immigrants are forced to make an impossible choice between jeopardizing health and personal safety or their immigration status," the judge wrote.
A group of 17 unaccompanied children will be allowed to make their cases in the US instead of being quickly expelled like thousands of immigrants have under a coronavirus policy.