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Around the world, leaders are closing borders, restricting travel and movement, mandating social distancing, and employing various restrictions on when, how and which business can be open. This includes the United States.
La 72, Franciscan Network on Migration and others, denounce Mexican immigration authorities after death in custody
Héctor Rolando Barrientos Dardón died on Tuesday during a fire at the Tenosique Migration Station, an immigrant detention facility near Mexico’s border with Guatemala in the state of Tabasco. His death occurred during a protest by several men who were denouncing their ongoing detention in the overcrowded facility, a situation which puts their lives at risk in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.