Thousands Of Immigrant Kids Are Detained, Far From Their Parents. They Need Protection From COVID-19, Too

Originally published by Katie Peeler – WBUR (Boston’s NPR News Station) on 19/03/2020


The article details the plight of children in ORR facilities.  Some are foster homes, but others are large dormitory-style detention centers that pose much larger risks for contracting COVID-19.Discusses how children in ORR centers are less likely to be screened for preexisting conditions that make them more susceptible to COVID-19 complications.  Advocates increased screenings, adherence to CDC guidelines, and halting immigration hearings.

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