Complaint alleges ‘negligent’ care at ICE jails as officials refuse to release families together

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NBC News reports that lawyers from Proyecto Dilley, RAICES, ALDEA-The People’s Justice Center, and CLINIC say there are parents and children jailed at Pennsylvania’s Berks County Residential Center, Texas’ Karnes County Residential Center, and South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley who are at particularly high risk for COVID-19 due medical conditions like chronic respiratory disease, while others have been in dire need of urgent medical attention.
“One mother, jailed with her son at Dilley for nearly 140 days, “survived ‘repeated incidents of blunt trauma’ to her head and developed a ‘mass on the back of her head,’” NBC News reported. “An independent medical expert who reviewed M.P.A.’s medical records determined that additional testing is urgently needed to determine whether her tumor is cancerous.” Another mother detained at Berks has a lump in her breast, but officials have yet to get to her a specialist. She and her child have been jailed at Berks for nearly 120 days.” –Daily Kos


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