Eunice Cho Challenges ICE’s Claim of Protecting Detainees from COVID Infection and Calls for Their Immediate Release

Eunice Cho (‘10), Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU National Prison Project, authored an article on discussing a new Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General report highlighting ICE’s failure to control the spread of COVID-19 in detention and urging the immediate release of vulnerable detainees (“DHS Watchdog Confirms: ICE is Failing to Protect Detained People From COVID,” June 29). “ICE continues to claim it is adequately protecting people in its custody from COVID. A new report shows how patently untrue that is. … ICE must quickly act to release people from detention, including those who are medically vulnerable to COVID-19. This is the only way to prevent certain death — of detained people, ICE staff, and people in the communities they return home to.”