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ICE Flew Migrant Prisoners to Virginia, Fueling Outbreak, to Skirt Rules on Flying ICE Staff

HeadlineSep 14, 2020

In immigration news, The Washington Post reports Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents flew imprisoned immigrants to Virginia in order to also fly Department of Homeland Security tactical teams to the Washington area to suppress protests around the capital. ICE employees are barred from traveling on such charter flights unless detainees are also on board. Dozens of immigrant prisoners tested positive for COVID-19 after the transfer, and over 300 prisoners became infected at the Farmville, Virginia, ICE jail. One person died.

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