Ali Gostanian and Caitlin Fichtel5h ago / 3:12 PM UTCDetainees talk on the phones at the Adelanto ICE Processing Center in Adelanto, Calif. on Aug. 28, 2019.Chris Carlson / AP fileAmericans with family members in immigration detention facilities, as well as their lawyers, are sounding the alarm and urging the release of non-violent detainees with underlying health conditions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.On March 24, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in a person held in an immigrant detention center.“This is what public health experts have assured us would happen: People in detention centers are sitting ducks for the spread of this virus. The same experts have also predicted that once outbreaks in detention centers begin, they will spread rapidly,” Andrea Flores, deputy director of policy at the ACLU said in a statement.Read the full story here. Doha Madani5h ago / 3:09 PM UTCVA opens its hospital beds to non-veterans to assist New York CityThe Department of Veterans Affairs said Sunday that it would be opening up 50 beds in two of its hospitals to help New York City in its efforts to combat the coronavirus. Non-veteran patients who need treatment for ailments other than COVID-19, the disease associated with the virus, will

Continue To Full Article