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Immigrant Rights Groups Say ICE Is Spraying Dangerous Chemicals on Prisoners During Pandemic

HeadlineJun 09, 2020

In immigration news, a complaint filed by two immigrant rights groups accuses Immigration and Customs Enforcement of spraying a likely hazardous coronavirus disinfectant over 50 times a day at the Adelanto Detention Center in California, in poorly ventilated and crowded areas. Prisoners there have reported nosebleeds, fainting, headaches, stomach pain and a burning sensation in their skin after coming into contact with the chemical.

In related news, at least one asylum seeker held at ICE’s Port Isabel Detention Facility in South Texas has entered his second week on hunger strike to protest squalid conditions and lack of protection against COVID-19.

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