This is the first day of a cyber-week of action to get people held in immigrant detention released, and to get Immigration and Customs Enforcement to suspend enforcement and removal operations. We have written several background articles on the campaign, and the dangers of incarceration for people at this time.
We are running out of time to save the lives of those incarcerated in the world's largest network of prisons, jails, and detention sites. There are 2 million people incarcerated in the United States - more than any other country on the planet. They are all at risk.
"Viruses know no borders and they don't care about your ethnicity or the color of your skin or how much money you have in the bank," Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization health emergencies program.