Almost a third of the immigrants detained in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have refused the possibility of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, according to agency statistics.
An ICE official confirmed to Fox News that the rate of vaccine decline in all ICE detention centers is 30%.
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Based on current ICE data, it There are 1,182 positive cases among 27,067 detainees in police custody.
The current crisis at the southern has raised concerns about possible infection not only for migrants who frequently travel to the in concramped and unsanitary editions, but also for ICE and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel and then to the general public if released in the United States
L The Biden administration has strongly urged all who are eligible to get vaccinated amid a spike in cases from the delta variant. According to Axios , which first reported the declination rate, ICE recently began distributing an initial allocation of 10,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine and more than 9,500 doses have been distributed to date.
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The rate of decline in vaccination is likelyfurther fuel concerns about the relationship to the outbreak and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Most of those detained by the ICE are people who have recently crossed the , although they are also detaining those who are already living illegally in the country and whom the agency is seeking to deport.
The Trump administration has put inImplementing Title 42 public health protections at the start of the pandemic, which promptly turned back migrants to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Biden administration has not turned away unaccompanied children and some family units.
Outlets have reported that the Biden administration is considering ending Title 42 for families of migrants, and perhaps also for single adults. The administration said its decision will be made by science and guided by experts.
Those responsible for the era Trump have warned that many of the countries the original migrants come from often lag behind the United States in terms of vaccinations, and are struggling to keep the virus under control.
Meanwhile, Fox News reported this week that the number of inmates in C BP custody who tested positive for COVID-19 in the The only sector of Rio Grande Valley (RGV) increased by 900%.