Eight Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials at a Florida detention facility have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to agency documents.
Court records, including some filed by Liana Catano, acting officer in charge of the Krome Service Processing Center in Miami, went on to indicate that 350 detainees had been moved to quarantine after possible exposure to the infected staff members.
#BREAKING: As of 2 p.m. yesterday, there are:— Monique O. Madan (@MoniqueOMadan) April 21, 2020
8 ICE staffers at the Krome detention center with COVID-19
350 detainees are now being cohorted, court records show. @MiamiHerald pic.twitter.com/FXuVXbFUm4
ICE officials did not immediately return a request for further information from The Hill. Several ICE detainees around the country have tested positive for coronavirus in detention facilities, prompting Democratic lawmakers to call for the release of detainees to reduce the risk of further transmission in those facilities.
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