Published time: 15 April 2020
Authors: Jaimie P Meyer, Carlos Franco-Paredes, Parveen Parmar,
Faiza Yasin, Matthew Gartland
Keywords: Covid-19, infection disease, immigration, epidemic
Individuals in US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention are at risk from serious consequences resulting from the rapid spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and inadequate access to appropriate medical care. This situation represents a moral and public health imperative for rapid action by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to mitigate the human toll of the pandemic.
COVID-19 and the coming epidemic in US immigration detention centres