By Angelica Albaladejo, The Guardian
“The first time Immigration and Customs Enforcement flew Marta across the country, she feared catching the coronavirus. After five months of being shuttled among various facilities, she was worried about infecting others.
In February, when her cross-country journeys started, ICE knew Marta’s lupus and asthma could increase her risk of contracting the virus and experiencing severe symptoms. By late June, she had tested positive for COVID-19. The detention center clinic gave her pills to suppress her cough, she said. ‘Nothing else.’”