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Democrats seek to ban ICE transfers linked to outbreaks of COVID-19

New legislation would prohibit ICE from transferring immigrants between facilities. In October, the US government admitted that detainee transfers have “contributed to outbreaks,” according to an internal report obtained by BuzzFeed News. At least 7,339 people detained by ICE have now tested positive for the coronavirus, eight of whom have […]
Democrats seek to ban ICE transfers linked to outbreaks of COVID-19
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The House immigration subcommittee is investigating a whistleblower complaint accusing doctors at an ICE detention centre of surgically removing detainees’ wombs

The House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship is investigating a whistleblower complaint alleging an unusual number of hysterectomies at an immigrant detention facility, a Democratic staffer told Business Insider. On Monday, immigrant advocacy groups published a whistleblower complaint from a nurse at the privately run Irwin County Detention Centre in […]
The House immigration subcommittee is investigating a whistleblower complaint accusing doctors at an ICE detention centre of surgically removing detainees’ wombs
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A COVID-19 outbreak unfolded in Virginia after ICE flew immigration detainees there so agents could be shipped to the nation’s capital in response to protests

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency flew detainees to Virginia so federal agents could be deployed to Black Lives Matter protests in Washington, DC, in June,The Washington Post reported. The immigration detainees were transferred to the Farmville Detention Centre from Arizona and Florida in June. A COVID-19 outbreak then […]
A COVID-19 outbreak unfolded in Virginia after ICE flew immigration detainees there so agents could be shipped to the nation’s capital in response to protests
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ICE reportedly relied on a ‘politically motivated’ request from the Kremlin to try to deport a Russian asylum seeker legally staying in the US

ICE is attempting to deport a Russian national, legally in the US awaiting a decision on his asylum application, at the “politically motivated” request of the Russian government,Politico reported Thursday. According to Politico, ICE arrested Gregory Duralev after Russia asked Interpol to issue a “Red Notice,” a request to law […]
ICE reportedly relied on a ‘politically motivated’ request from the Kremlin to try to deport a Russian asylum seeker legally staying in the US
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Harvard’s international students are begging the school to let them come to campus in the fall, citing fears of being stuck in unstable home environments if they’re forced to leave the US

Last week, ICE released guidance stating that international students would not be allowed back into the US in the fall unless they were taking in-person classes at their university. This poses a problem for Harvard’s international students, as the school recently said classes in the fall would be entirely remote. […]
Harvard’s international students are begging the school to let them come to campus in the fall, citing fears of being stuck in unstable home environments if they’re forced to leave the US
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A second immigrant has died from COVID-19 while in ICE custody

Santiago Baten-Oxlag, an immigrant in custody of the US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency, died of complications from COVID-19 on Sunday. The 34-year-old from Guatemala died in a hospital in Columbus, Georgia, that he had been transferred to from ICE’s Stewart Detention Centre, in Lumpkin, Georgia. He’s the second immigrant […]
A second immigrant has died from COVID-19 while in ICE custody
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Inside an ICE facility in Louisiana, detainees say ICE is depriving them of masks, under-testing for COVID-19, and moving migrants around the country

Detainees at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement processing centre in Pine Prairie, Louisiana, told Business Insider they’re not getting basic supplies like masks, disinfectant, gloves, or hand sanitizer. An attorney suspects “massive under-testing” in ICE facilities across the country. The agency has so far administered 1,030 tests to detainees, and […]
Inside an ICE facility in Louisiana, detainees say ICE is depriving them of masks, under-testing for COVID-19, and moving migrants around the country