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Record death toll in ICE custody

Current administration's apathy towards refugees seeking asylum in America has resulted in great human casualty. It is reported that in the 2020 fiscal year 21 people died in ICE custody. That’s more than double the 2019 and the highest annual death toll since 2005. The deaths are a sign of deteriorating conditions, serious problems with medical care, and ICE’s flawed handling of the pandemic. More than a third of people in ICE custody have tested positive for COVID-19.

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