Lives are already at risk in detention, and with the spread of coronavirus, choosing to deprive people of their freedom and disregard the national guidelines of social distancing contributes to the well-documented lethal conditions of incarceration.
Demand: The government can and should release all people from detention immediately.
The threat of a coronavirus outbreak at immigration detention facilities is imminent. People locked up in immigration detention are extremely vulnerable to the spread of infectious disease due to their deprivation of liberty, deteriorating health while in detention, and the track record of fatally flawed medical care in Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) custody.
DWN resources to support your work to #FreeThemAll:
- DWN Toolkit to Support Local Demands for Mass Release of People in ICE Custody
- Coronavirus and Immigration Detention Messaging Guidance
The government can and should release all people from immigration detention
Between May and August of 2020, ICE's negligence was responsible for thousands of COVID cases in detention centers and contributed to more than 245,000 additional COVID-19 cases in communities throughout the country.
Now facing a global health crisis, ICE’s shameful record of medical negligence, limited and rotten food provisions, poor sanitation, and demonstrated inability to properly respond to past infectious disease outbreaks means that there is a serious risk of COVID-19 outbreaks at immigration detention centers.
#FreeThemAll Week of Action Educational Videos
Continually Updated Resource List
Covid-19 Resources in Other Languages
- Cartoon explanation with details for service workers, Spanish
- Hesperian's guide to the virus, Spanish
- Prepárese sin entrar en pánico con el covid-19, Spanish videos
- COVID-19 information, simplified & traditional Chinese, Vietnamese
- COVID-19 information, Arabic
- COVID-19 flyer, Mongolian
- How to build a neighborhood pod
- Just Stay: A Simple Self Isolation Plan
- Resources for people facing domestic violence
- What people with HIV need to know about the new coronavirus
Know Your Rights
Sharing Mutual Aid Information
- Coronavirus resource kit
- Healing justice resource list
- Responding to social emergencies from design studio for social interventions