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Preventable Tragedy: 57-Year-Old Man Dies of COVID-19 in ICE Custody in Southern California

According to a report from The Washington Post, a 57-year-old man has died of COVID-19 at the Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego, California. Originally from El Salvador, Carlos Escobar-Mejia was reportedly taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in January. Prior to that, he had been living in the United States …


California Federal Judge: Lack of Social Distancing a Serious Problem at Immigration Detention Facilities

According to a report from CBS KPIX San Francisco Bay Area, United States District Court judge Vince Chhabria has ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to provide comprehensive information regarding the social distancing protocols at two California-based detention centers:  Yuba County Jail (Marysville, CA); and Mesa Verde ICE Processing Center (Bakersfield, CA).  After additional details …