Immigrant Detention and COVID-19: How a Pandemic Exploited and Spread through the US Immigrant Detention System  

DOWNLOAD REPORT Introduction On July 12, 2020, Onoval Perez-Montufa died at the Lakeside Medical Center in Belle Glade, Florida.  Perez-Montufa had tested positive for COVID-19 on July 2, after experiencing shortness of breath (ICE 2020h).  In its news release, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) described Perez-Montufa as an “unlawfully present Mexican national subject to mandatory … Continue reading Immigrant Detention and COVID-19: How a Pandemic Exploited and Spread through the US Immigrant Detention System