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Sun Oct 11, 2020, 12:02 AM

Detention center in Eloy has most COVID-19 cases of any ICE facility

La Palma Correctional Center, a privately run immigration detention center in Eloy, has recorded the most COVID-19 cases among immigration detainees in the country.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials confirmed the first case of COVID-19 at the center on April 6. On May 30, at least 76 undocumented immigrants had tested positive for COVID-19. As of Oct. 7, ICE had reported 400 cumulative cases. That’s the most for any federal immigration facility in the nation, followed by Atlanta Field Office Stewart Detention Center with 360.

La Palma Correctional Center has 26 confirmed COVID-19 cases “currently under isolation or monitoring,” according to the ICE website.

Dulce Granados of Phoenix said her husband has been detained at La Palma for more than two years, and she fears he could get infected by the novel coronavirus that causes the deadly disease.

Read more: https://www.azmirror.com/blog/detention-center-in-eloy-has-most-covid-19-cases-of-any-ice-facility/

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