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Honduran Man Dies of COVID-19 in ICE Jail

HeadlineSep 01, 2020

In immigration news related to the pandemic, BuzzFeed News is reporting a 50-year-old Honduran man has died of COVID-19 after being jailed at the Joe Corley Processing Center in Conroe, Texas. More than 50 immigrants have tested positive at the jail since the pandemic began, and over 5,300 have tested positive across all ICE, or Immigration and Customs Enforcement, jails.

Meanwhile, in California, Governor Gavin Newsom has handed over two people — a domestic violence survivor from Belize and a Vietnamese refugee — to ICE, even as scores of immigration advocates, public health experts and state legislators have repeatedly urged Newsom to stop the transfer of Californians to the federal agency amid the heightened risks posed by the pandemic.

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