COVID-19 Rates Higher Among ICE Detainees In Texas

Editor’s Note: Due to a scheduling issue, this segment did not end up airing on July 23 as planned.

Coronavirus is making people sick across Texas. But people inside Texas immigrant detention centers are eight times more likely to have COVID-19 than the general population, according to the latest statistics from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Despite high infection rates, ICE detention officials are failing to provide adequate social distancing and medical care. Houston Public Media's Elizabeth Trovall has this story based on nearly 30 interviews with detainees.


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