“They left him as if he were—I won’t say an animal, because animals are sentient beings,” the family’s lawyer said. “As if he were a bag of trash that they just dumped outside the station.”
Even after months of pressure from legal advocates and medical experts to let go of detainees en masse to slow the spread of COVID-19, ICE has released only a small fraction.
“Social distancing goes out the window” when detainees are moved repeatedly, via bus or plane, between facilities.
'Paying Rent or Buying Food': Meet the People Fueling the Movement to Cancel Rent During the Pandemic
Rent strikes across the country aim to force politicians to take drastic action to forestall the looming housing crisis.
A group of families in Los Angeles are occupying vacant homes owned by Caltrans, the state transit authority, in the East LA neighborhood of El Sereno.
Inside an ICE Detention Center in a Coronavirus Outbreak: ‘We’re All Alone in Here. Things Are Getting Ugly.’
All José can do is watch what he can only assume is the virus moving through the room from bed to bed where he can’t help but live.
VICE News spoke to panicked immigrant detainees at ICE facilities across the country.
The Hudson County Corrections and Rehabilitation Center in New Jersey, which houses both county inmates and ICE detainees, has been placed on lockdown for two weeks.
“There’s a lot of fear, because if they bring in an infected person, we’re all going to get infected,” said the detainee, an asylum seeker from Central America who was apprehended crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
A student killed 9 people at a school in northern Minnesota 15 years ago. Survivors say lessons should be drawn from the shooting.
“There’s nothing wrong with going for a ride in the back of a police car and understanding what you did is wrong,” Sheriff Mike Chitwood told VICE News.
The largest study of mass shooters ever funded by the U.S. government reveals stunning information about perpetrators.