ICE Detainees Refuse Coronavirus Testing, Trash Detention Facility Instead

Source: The Daily Wire - View Original Article
Published: May 04, 2020
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61% Liberal


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93% "Immigrant detention centers have become a flashpoint for coronavirus concerns, largely because the virus is known to spread easily in confined spaces like prisons, ..."
85% "The health care professionals told me they had to be tested in the medical unit because of the reported symptoms.""
80% "The detainees refused to go into the medical unit for testing, the center's ranking official, Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson, said in a statement released ..."
73% "We want to be tested, but not moved.""
70% "This all started because a group of 10 detainees each reported having at least two symptoms of COVID-19.""
69% "The United States Customs and Border Protection Agency has let hundreds of detainees free over concerns abou tthe spread of coronavirus and adopted a ..."
66% "We don't want to go on the other unit for cross contamination.""
61% "[T]he sheriff approached me violently, grabbed my arm and scratched me, police came with pepper spray, spraying in everyone's face and spraying in my ..."
53% "No officers were injured in the incident, but three of the detainees were transferred to a nearby hospital, one with symptoms of a panic ..."

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

93% : Immigrant detention centers have become a flashpoint for coronavirus concerns, largely because the virus is known to spread easily in confined spaces like prisons, detention facilities, and nursing homes.
85% : The health care professionals told me they had to be tested in the medical unit because of the reported symptoms.
80% : The detainees refused to go into the medical unit for testing," the center's ranking official, Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson, said in a statement released Friday.
73% : We want to be tested, but not moved."
70% : "This all started because a group of 10 detainees each reported having at least two symptoms of COVID-19.
69% : The United States Customs and Border Protection Agency has let hundreds of detainees free over concerns abou tthe spread of coronavirus and adopted a position, back in April, to simply turn around individuals discovered crossing the U.S.'s southern border illegally rather than hold them for criminal or asylum adjudication.
66% : "They want to take us to the other unit to be tested.
66% : We don't want to go on the other unit for cross contamination.
61% : [T]he sheriff approached me violently, grabbed my arm and scratched me, police came with pepper spray, spraying in everyone's face and spraying in my mouth, and I suffer asthma," the detainee reportedly told the immigrant advocacy group, according to NBC News.
53% : No officers were injured in the incident, but three of the detainees were transferred to a nearby hospital, one with symptoms of a "panic attack," one over a pre-existing condition believed to be asthma, and one "for a medical incident after being removed from the ICE wing.
48% : Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say approximately ten detainees at a facility in Massachusetts barricaded themselves inside and caused more than $25,000 worth of damages after being told they were being transferred to a medical wing for coronavirus testing.
46% : NBC News reports that each of the ten detainees reported having at least two symptoms consistent with a COVID-19 diagnosis and all ten had to be moved to a medical wing for testing.
41% : They "trashed the entire unit," officials added in a statement.
41% : The Daily Caller News Foundation also reports that the ten detainees launched an offensive against officers sent in to handle the situation: "When corrections officers, special response team members, and the K9 unit entered in order to control the situation, they were attacked by the detainees," the agency's statement says.
40% : Immigration advocates have been pressing for the full release of inmates held on immigration charges, claiming the system itself places individuals in danger of contracting COVID-19.
34% : "The detainees refused to comply, became combatant and ultimately put the lives of themselves and many Bristol County officers at risk with their reckless actions.
31% : The ten detainees barricaded themselves inside a wing of the building, which they then tried to destroy, "breaking windows and ripping washing machines and pipes off the walls," according to ICE.
16% : At least one of the detainees contacted an immigrant advocacy group looking to file a complaint against the ICE facility.
10% : The detainees claim they resisted being moved because they were afraid they would become contaminated with the virus, even though they were already exhibiting symptoms.

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