First ICE detainee dies from coronavirus

Authorities said a 57-year-old man from El Salvador became the first person to die from coronavirus while in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody. More than 120 detainees at the Otay Mesa Detention Center have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The US government must release migrant children held in government family detention centers by mid-July due to the coronavirus pandemic, a federal judge ruled Friday.

The children must be released in the care of their parents if their parents are released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. If that option is not available, ICE must release the children to "available suitable sponsors or other available COVID-free non-congregate settings" with the consent of their parents or guardians.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.

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steveO

Hopefully they will be released back into their homeland. We as Tax Payers should not have to pay for their care. Their parents are responsible to take care of them and shouldn't of had them if they can not.

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