Covid-19 cases in US migrant prisons rise to 32

President Donald Trump's government maintains a hard line against irregular immigration and also seeks to limit legal arrivals in the country.


Cases of coronavirus in immigration detention centers in the United States rose to 32, the Immigration Service (ICE) announced Wednesday, as calls to temporarily release detainees grow. President Donald Trump's government maintains a hard line against irregular immigration and also seeks to limit legal arrivals in the country.
Covid-19 cases in US migrant prisons rise to 32
WASHINGTON NEWS UPDATE- Cases of coronavirus in immigration detention centers in the United States rose to 32, the Immigration Service (ICE) announced Wednesday, as calls to temporarily release detainees grow.
"There are 32 confirmed cases of Covid-19 among people in ICE custody," the agency said in a statement about an outbreak that started in late March and had 19 cases on Tuesday, AFP said.
Of the total number of detained migrants infected with Covid-19, almost half are in detention centers in the state of New Jersey, adjacent to New York, which is the major focus of the United States coronavirus pandemic, which leaves about 12,936 deaths in the country.
According to the balance there are two infected in the Bergen County Prison, seven in the Elizabeth Detention Center, two in the Essex County Correctional and four in the Hudson County Prison.
These centers are in the suburbs of New York's megalopolis. In that state there are 6,268 dead and its governor, Andrew Cuomo, reported that in the last 24 hours 779 patients died from this respiratory syndrome.
The other major focus is in Pennsylvania, another US east coast state near New York where five immigrants detained at Pike Correctional Center were infected and one tested positive at the York County Prison.
Immigration authorities also reported two positive cases of Covid-19 in US migrant prisons in Arizona, two in Louisiana and one in Michigan, five in California and one in Miami, who is hospitalized.
"Recent reports make my call to free all immigrants without criminal records, who pose no danger to public safety, from ICE detention centers in New Jersey and across the country more relevant than before," he said in a statement sent New Jersey senator Bob Menendez.
The government of President Donald Trump - who is seeking reelection in November - maintains a hard line against irregular immigration and also seeks to limit legal arrivals in the country. 
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