The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 23,000 people worldwide, including more than 1,000 in the U.S. It has paralyzed the U.S. economy and changed nearly all facets of American life.  To curb the rapid spread of the contagion, cities and states across the U.S., from Houston and New York, to California and New Jersey, have released thousands of low-level offenders from custody, as well as older inmates and those with preexisting medical conditions. Countries like the United Kingdom have moved to release hundreds of detained immigrants. The top United Nations human rights official, Michelle Bachelet, has urged governments to reduce their incarcerated populations. But U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which controls the largest immigration detention system in the world, has so far resisted calls to significantly downsize its detention population, despite a flurry of lawsuits and positive coronavirus cases in its facilities. On Tuesday, the agency announced the first case of COVID-19 among the more than 38,000 detainees currently in its custody. On Thursday, New Jersey officials announced a second case, saying a 52-year-old immigrant held by ICE in Newark also tested positive, which an ICE official later confirmed. Four staff members at facilities used by ICE to hold immigrants in


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