Josue, An Asylum Seeker in Matamoros, Describes His Latest Interaction With CBP

“I present myself. I walk in a line towards the American police. When I present myself, behind me comes a person, a videographer from England filming me. When I present myself and I give the documents to the official and he sees that the videographer is filing, he leaves and does not allow his name to show, as he has on uniform — last name Reyes.”

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Coronavirus Outbreak at the Port Isabel Detention Center Spreads

Update June 23, 2020: ICE reported 58 positive cases among detainees inside PIDC on Monday. 34 of those detainees were under isolation or monitoring. Update June 22, 2020: Numbers published by ICE on Sunday indicated the number of positive cases among detainees inside PIDC was still at 54. The agency reported that only 36 of…

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Fighting To Save Lives, Attorneys File Complaint Against ICE and the Port Isabel Detention Center With DHS Office of Inspector General

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases inside the Port Isabel Detention Center has been steadily rising every few days, sending local immigration attorneys and advocates representing detainees into a frenzy as they fight for the release of clients at high risk of serious illness or death if they become infected.

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Detainees Speak Out From Inside the Port Isabel Detention Center

Advocates in touch with detained immigrants inside the facility, many of whom are asylum seekers and have never committed a crime, began reporting wholly inadequate protections against COVID-19 at PIDC in March. ICE has since reported a total of four positive cases inside the facility. Three of those cases listed on ICE’s website are currently under isolation or monitoring. The ongoing transfer of detainees between detention centers, the admittance of new detainees into the facility, and a lack of testing available to potential asymptomatic carriers means that more likely than not, there is already an outbreak happening inside the facility.

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Storm Season Has Arrived in the Rio Grande Valley. Asylum Seekers Need Help

Asylum Seekers awaiting hearings under the Trump administration’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ program (Migrant Protection Protocols, MPP) in a camp along the Rio Grande in Matamoros, Tamaulipas are dealing with flooding again with the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) predicting more thunderstorms through the end of the week.

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