Showing posts with label Thousands of migrants quarantined in US detention centers due to outbreaks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thousands of migrants quarantined in US detention centers due to outbreaks. Show all posts

Monday, March 11, 2019


By CNBC, March. 10, 2019

Christian Mejia thought he had a shot at getting out of immigration detention in rural Louisiana after he'd found a lawyer to help him seek asylum.

Then he was quarantined.

In early January, a mumps outbreak at the privately-run Pine Prairie U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Processing Center put Mejia and hundreds of other detainees on lockdown. "When there is just one person who is sick, everybody pays," Mejia, 19, said in a phone interview from the Pine Prairie center describing weeks without visits and access to the library and dining hall.