5000+ Quarantined by ICE for Exposure to Infectious Diseases

June 15, 2019   By Liz Sheld

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced on Friday that more than 5,000 migrants exposed to infectious diseases have been placed in quarantine. The agency said there have been cases of either mumps or chicken pox in 39 different detention centers.

“The preponderance of evidence points to the major influx at our Southwest border being, at minimum, a significant contributing factor of these occurrences,” Nathalie Asher, executive associate director for ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, said in a statement.

A total of 5,200 detainees have been quarantined, including 4,200 are for exposure to mumps and 800 who were exposed to chicken pox and 100 have been exposed to both, the agency said.   More…

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