Federal judge makes public letters sent to him by ICE detainees
Again, Those that support this barbarity are enemies of humanity and should not ever be treated with anything other than contempt in a civilized nation… This isn’t about different points of view- this is about stopping evil being done in our name and crushing the barbarians that cheer it on.
Those that support this should not feel comfortable or safe in our society- by acting as if this is just a difference of opinion, you only play a part in normalizing this sociopathy.
Amid mounting complaints about conditions inside South Florida immigration detention facilities during the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. immigration officials told a Miami federal judge that they have secured funding for more sanitizing supplies and that new procedures are in place to document their efforts to stop the virus from spreading.
The sworn statements by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement filed late Monday are part of an ongoing federal lawsuit filed on April 13 seeking the release of detainees from the Krome Processing Center in Miami-Dade, the Broward Transitional Center in Pompano Beach and the Glades County detention center in Moore Haven.
In the documents — submitted in response to scathing grievances filed by detainees and their lawyers last week — ICE told the court that the agency is “aware” of the claims that detainees who test positive for COVID-19 are being mixed with those who have not been tested, along with complaints about lack of masks and the inconsistent usage of them, no social distancing, inadequate soap and hand sanitizer supplies and lack of coronavirus education.
Though ICE’s 22-page submission did not deny the allegations, the agency told U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke that the government has moved to get money for hand sanitizer dispensers and cleaning products.
On May 17, detainee James Bishop told the court that guards and ICE officials “lied about sanitizing beds sick people slept on” and that “they also ignored deliberately the symptoms we suffer from the covid19 pandemic.”
“We requested to be released and [guards] and ICE officers beat us,” Bishop said.
In a letter signed by about 100 detainees on April 16, detainees told Goodman to “please come see us immediately or send investigators” because “we were served spoiled food, we’re starving, bathrooms are bad, violations of rights… beds are two feet apart and not six feet apart.”
“We may die and are afraid,” the collective handwritten statement said.
Those that support these inhuman acts are just the latest spike in the chronic disease that has plagued mankind for millennia and has killed countless millions.
We may never eliminate it, but we sure as hell don’t have to make conditions pleasant for it and those that intentionally attempt to spread it.