Nearly one-third of the immigrants were detained in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Custody declined once to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, according to agency statistics.
An ICE official confirmed to Fox News that the vaccine rejection rate at all ICE detention centers is 30%.
According to ICE data, there were 1,182 positive cases among the 27,067 detainees in custody.
The ongoing crisis on the southern border has raised concerns about possible infection not only for migrants who regularly travel across the border in narrow and unsanitary conditions, but also for ICE and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) staff and then to the general public if they are released in the US
The Biden administration has aggressively urged everyone who qualifies to get a vaccine amid the influx of cases from the delta variety. Agreed to Taxis, which first reported the denial, ICE recently began providing an introductory 10,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine and that more than 9,500 doses have been distributed to date. – READ MORE
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