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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement told congressional staff Tuesday that it’s reviewing cases of individuals in detention who may be vulnerable to the coronavirus, following repeated calls from lawmakers to release detainees.
The agency, in an email obtained by CNN, told the congressional staff that it has instructed its field offices to “further assess and consider for release certain individuals deemed to be at greater risk of exposure, consistent with CDC guidelines, reviewing cases of individuals 60 years old and older, as well as those who are pregnant.”
The article goes on to state the following:
“Additionally, efforts to identify other individuals who may be more vulnerable to COVID-19, based on risk factors identified by the CDC, other than age and pregnancy, are ongoing, based on the recommendations of CDC,” ICE said.
ICE has nineteen detainees in custody who have tested positive for coronavirus.
ICE released the following statement on new infections of COVID-19:
As of April 6, six additional individuals in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody have tested positive for COVID-19:
- a 24-year-old Guatemalan national at La Palma Correctional Center in Arizona
- a 25-year-old Indian national at LaSalle Correctional Center in Louisiana
- a 67-year-old Cuban national at St. Clair County Jail in Michigan
- a 29-year-old Brazilian national at Essex County Jail in New Jersey and
- a 29-year-old Bangladeshi national at Pike County Correctional Center in Pennsylvania.
Additionally, a 29-year-old Mexican national in ICE custody at a Miami-area hospital has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was transferred from the Krome Detention Center to a local hospital March 9 for a medical issue unrelated to COVID-19. Approximately three weeks after being admitted to the hospital, he started showing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and was tested for the virus at the hospital. Consistent with CDC guidelines, those who have come in contact with the individuals have been cohorted or are self-isolating and being monitored for symptoms.
The latest COVID-19 stats (at time of publication of this story):
- US Coronavirus Cases: 395,612
US Deaths: 12,790
US Recovered: 21,674
Global Coronavirus Cases: 1,425,716
Global Coronavirus Deaths: 81,968
Global Recovered: 301,828
Hearing from lawyers that an unusual number of people are being released from ICE custody in Louisiana today.
An ICE spokesman says there’s been no policy change, but said in response to a follow-up that COVID would be one of factors considered in “totality of circumstances.”
— Noah Lanard (@nlanard) April 3, 2020
— CW Magazine (@CommonWealthMag) April 4, 2020
According to ICE’s latest public tally, 19 detainees, seven detention facility staffers and 48 employees have tested positive for COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. https://t.co/dGkri9YyGO
— CQ Now (@CQnow) April 7, 2020
NEW: ICE notified congress this morning a surge of new COVID-19 cases in custody: 7 additional detainees in Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Arizona and Florida, have tested positive.
By my count, the agency has 20 confirmed cases in custody.
— Hamed Aleaziz (@Haleaziz) April 7, 2020
Detention Health Care Works the Way It Is Supposed To https://t.co/sUXsQrCriD “Releasing ICE detainees takes them out of facilities where sanitary protections are readily available, testing is accessible, quarantine can be accomplished, and treatment is guaranteed.”
— Mark Krikorian (@MarkSKrikorian) April 7, 2020
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