More than half of detainees at Fla. immigration facility have been exposed to coronavirus

MIAMI — More than half of the detainees inside an immigration detention center in Miami-Dade County have been exposed to COVID-19, U.S. government officials said in a federal court filing Tuesday.In a sworn statement filed in Miami federal court, Liana J. Castano, the acting director in charge of the Krome facility, said eight staff members have tested positive for the virus and that 350 detainees, whom the government has identified as being exposed to the illness, are being quarantined together, a practice that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement calls “cohorting.”Court records show that…

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