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ICE Detention Contributed 245K COVID-19 Cases

December 10, 2020 (1 min read)

Detention Watch Network, Dec. 2020

"Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) failed pandemic response substantially increased the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., according to Hotbeds of Infection: How ICE Detention Contributed to the Spread of COVID-19 in the United States, a report released by Detention Watch Network. Between May and August of 2020, ICE detention facilities were responsible not only for thousands of COVID cases in detention centers, but contributed to more than 245,000 additional COVID-19 cases in communities throughout the country."