USA: Update to Amnesty International report on COVID-19 in US immigration detention (31 August 2020)

Amnesty International calls on the US government to immediately release as many as possible of the over 20,000 civil immigration detainees in its custody, for the duration of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The US government should release families together. The organization also calls on the US government to immediately impose a temporary moratorium on all deportations and other forced returns of immigration detainees and to cease the unlawful expulsions of migrants and asylum-seekers and resume processing asylum-seekers’ claims in a manner while taking steps to safeguard public health.

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