Imprisoned for immigrating, threatened by coronavirus

This 24 March 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Inside an Immigration Detention Facility as the Coronavirus Spreads

At an ICE detention facility in New Jersey, detainees are on a hunger strike to try to obtain soap and toilet paper in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.

By Bethany Rielly in Britain, 8 May 2020:

Home Office accused of pressuring judges not to release immigration detainees during pandemic

MIGRANT-rights campaigners have accused the Home Office of pressuring judges not to release immigration detainees during the pandemic.

In an official letter to a top immigration judge, the department requested written explanations for a drastic rise in the number of migrants released from detention centres in recent weeks.

The request was rebuked by First-tier Tribunal president Michael Clements, who sent a letter back stating: “As [an] independent judiciary we decide bail applications in accordance with the law.” Since the lockdown was imposed on March 23, charity Bail for Immigration Detainees (BiD) says 95 per cent of applications for bail have been approved.

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