Detention centers where 30,000 immigrants are currently being held in southern states like Texas and Arizona are seeing new cases of the coronavirus skyrocket due to the cramped living conditions in which the detainees are being held.
Take a look at these pictures…
At least 206 detainees have tested positive in 10 detention centers in Texas alone … and many of these cases can be traced back to immigration transfers, as detainees are being moved to and from different facilities during the pandemic.
New coronavirus cases at an Arizona detention center have jumped more than 400 percent in the past two weeks, accounting for 50 percent of the growth in coronavirus cases among detained migrants nationwide.
These immigrants’ lives matter and we want everyone to be aware of this urgent crisis because it will get much worse in the coming days if nothing is done.
Spreading massive awareness is key to helping these 30,000 people which include many children — and we at Karmagawa are using our platforms to get the message out.
Check out RAICES to see what more you can do to help, as immigrants and refugees deserve compassion, too.
Please remember that coronavirus is still a very real threat. Have you seen this alarming video yet? If not, watch it now…
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more stories as we continue to bring important coronavirus information to our followers. Make sure to share our information with your family and loved ones so that they can keep up to date as well.
What do you think about the spike in coronavirus cases at migrant detention centers? Leave a comment below.
(Cover image: Benedek Alpar/Shutterstock)