Large Numbers at Risk in ICE Detention Facilities for the COVID-19 Virus
As of April 11, 2020 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reports they were holding 32,309 individuals in custody. Almost six out of every ten of these individuals—or 18,535—had never been convicted of even a minor petty offense. ICE states that the agency "is committed to ensuring that those in our custody reside in safe, secure and humane environments." Yet with the rising death toll across this country from the COVID-19 virus, ICE's commitment is being questioned.
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). (2020, April). Large Numbers at Risk in ICE Detention Facilities for the COVID-19 Virus. https://trac.syr.edu/immigration/reports/605/