Wednesday, May 18, 2022

C.D.C Lifts “Title 42” Public Health Emergency Order for Migrants

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C) announced that it will lift the public health emergency order, known as Title 42, that has restricted immigration at the U.S. borders since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was made based on current health conditions and the increased availability of tools against COVID-19. The […]

U.S. Immigration Officials Use Smartphone App to Monitor Migrants

During the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. officials have been using an expanded smartphone app called “SmartLink” that allows them to track migrants who have been released from detention facilities to ensure that they attend their deportation hearings. Over 125,000 people have been asked to install the application on their phones – which allows immigration officials to […]

In 2022, COVID-19 Infections Increase by 520% in U.S. Immigration Detention Centers

COVID-19 infections among immigrants detained at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) centers has increased by 520% since the start of 2022, calling for increased vaccination efforts and detainee releases. This week, 1,766 immigrants were isolated or being monitored due to positive COVID-19 infections. Government statistics show, a more than sixfold jump from January 3, […]