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COVID-19: ICE to test some immigrants for coronavirus before deportation

  1. Date Announced

    April 23, 2020

    COVID-19: Reuters reports that ICE will acquire 2,000 coronavirus tests per month from HHS to screen deportees amid criticism from foreign governments about receiving migrants infected with the coronavirus. [ID #459]

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Status: Reported
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Interior
Agencies Affected: ICE DOS

Commentary

He says he has COVID and has never been to Haiti. But ICE still wants to deport him there.

A detainee who has twice tested positive for COVID-19 and is still experiencing symptoms is among 100 individuals to be deported to Haiti.

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U.S. immigration authorities did not deport five detainees back to Haiti who had tested positive for the often deadly COVID-19 respiratory disease.

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