Rich People Like Jessica Biel And Kat Von D Can Be Anti-Vaxx Because They Can Afford It, Meanwhile 5,000 Migrants In Quarantine Can’t
Accommodations at detention centers have never been a suite at a three-star hotel. They’ve never been like a hotel at all; they’re even worse than homeless shelters because at detention centers people are forced to sleep on the floor, forced to be in freezing temperatures, and forced to be in unsanitary conditions for weeks or months. Lately, they’re just in “tent cities.”
This is how the U.S. government has always treated the unwanted who come here for a better life. Now it seems that the conditions have worsened.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is reporting that 5,200 adult immigrants are under quarantine after being exposed to mumps or chicken pox.
According to CNN, the spread of the disease is at happening various locations around the country. They also said that while thousands are under quarantine that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re all infected. They’re just keeping them isolated as a precautionary measure.
The issue, however, is a matter of great concern because there’s been a spike in cases and because mumps hasn’t been seen among the immigrants until now.
It’s unclear where the root of the issue is coming from. But people cannot assume undocumented people are bringing in the disease. U.S. citizens have it too.
“I think there is heightened interest in this situation because it’s the mumps, which is a new occurrence in custody, but preventing the spread of communicable disease in ICE custody is something we have demonstrated success doing,” Nathalie Asher, ICE executive associate director for enforcement and removal operations, told CNN. “From an operational perspective, the impact is significant in the short and long term and will result in an increase in cohorted detainees’ length of stay in detention, an inability to effect removal of eligible cohorted detainees, and postponing scheduled consular interviews for quarantined detainees,” she added.
Many advocates are concerned that the use of the quarantine is being used to delay asylum requests.
A couple of months ago, Newsweek spoke to an undocumented man who was told he could not meet with his lawyer because of the spread of disease.
“When there is just one person who is sick, everybody pays,” he told the publication and added that he could meet with anyone for weeks.
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