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Saying ICE Has ‘Lost the Right to Be Trusted,’ Federal Judge Orders Mandatory Testing at Detention Center Hit by Covid-19

A federal judge on Thursday ordered the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) to find and implement rapid on-site testing following an outbreak that hospitalized two detainees and infected at least seven others at a California detention facility. U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria also ordered ICE not to take in any new detainees at …

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Rights Group Demands ICE End ‘Beyond Inhumane’ Detention and Deportations as Covid-19 Pandemic Intensifies

Blaming the Trump administration’s “irresponsible actions” for the ongoing spread of Covid-19 in immigration detention centers across the U.S. and in countries where ICE has deported hundreds of people since March, the International Rescue Committee on Monday demanded that people be released from detention immediately to mitigate the spread of the virus. ICE currently acknowledges …

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120 Rights Groups Demand ICE Immediately ‘Release All Detained Families Together’

Led by Amnesty International USA, 120 rights groups on Friday urged the Trump administration to release all families being held in immigrant detention centers as it complies with a recent court order to release children from these facilities due to concerns about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “We strongly object to any plan to place a …

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As Colleges Resort to Online Learning, ICE Issues ‘Needlessly Cruel’ Rule Pushing International Students Out of US

Immigrant rights advocates were angered on Monday after Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced international students whose U.S. schools are moving to an online-only model for the Fall 2020 semester will no longer be welcome in the United States. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, a physics and astronomy professor at University of New Hampshire, wrote that the Trump administration …

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Because Covid-19 Leaving Detention Centers ‘On Fire,’ Judge Orders Release of Children Held by ICE

A federal judge ruled Friday evening that immigrant children held in ICE detention must be released by July 17 due to the danger of the coronavirus pandemic, an order that was met with urgings from rights groups for the concurrent release of parents as well by the agency. “The ball is in ICE’s court now …

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Because of the Threat of Coronavirus Turning ICE Detention Into ‘Death Camps,’ Groups Rallying to Free Families Held Around Country

As legal advocates filed an emergency suit on behalf of families and children detained by ICE, activists around the U.S. demonstrated against the continuing detention of immigrants by the federal agency as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across the nation. The agency’s detention centers are known for their danger in spreading deadly disease to …

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