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Chart: ICE Detention Population Decreasing Sharply Ruth Talbot/NPR hide caption

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Beyond The Border, Fewer Immigrants Being Locked Up But ICE Still Pays For Empty Beds

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The progressive advocacy group FWD.US recommends Arizona release at least 10,000 inmates, or one-quarter of the prison population, to make a significant impact in stopping the spread of the virus. Jimmy Jenkins/KJZZ hide caption

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'A Ticking Time Bomb': Advocates Warn COVID-19 Is Spreading Rapidly Behind Bars

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A sign on a vehicle during a protest outside an ICE detention center in Colorado. Immigration lawyers are calling for the release of detainees as the coronavirus spreads at ICE facilities around the country. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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People of Japanese descent wait in line for their assigned homes at an internment camp reception center in Manzanar, Calif., the same camp in which John Tateishi was detained as a child. AP hide caption

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Vehicles wait in line to cross into Canada at the Peace Bridge Plaza on March 18, 2020, in Buffalo N.Y. The Canada-U.S. border will be closed to non-essential traffic in both directions "by mutual consent," President Donald Trump confirmed Wednesday, as efforts across the continent to contain the widening COVID-19 pandemic continued to upend daily life in North America. Jeffrey T. Barnes/AP hide caption

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Opinion: We Are Risking Health And Life

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A razor wire fence surrounds the Adelanto immigration detention center, in Adelanto, Calif., April 13, 2017. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters hide caption

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'No Meaningful Oversight': ICE Contractor Overlooked Problems At Detention Centers

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The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement processing center in Adelanto, Calif., is one of the detention facilities operated by GEO Group Inc. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption

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Bianey Reyes (center) and others protest the separation of children from their parents in front of El Paso Processing Center, an immigration detention facility, at the Mexican border on June 19, 2018, in El Paso, Texas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: The 'Filthy And Uncomfortable Circumstances' Of Detained Migrant Children

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An acrylic piece created by a group of teens featuring the Quetzal, the national bird of Guatemala. Courtesy of Frontera Studio hide caption

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Opinion: A Showcase Of 'Uncaged Art' By Children Once Detained

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A guard escorts a detained immigrant from his "segregation cell" back into the general population at the Adelanto Detention Facility in November 2013. Today the privately run ICE facility in Adelanto, Calif., houses nearly 2,000 men and women and has come under sharp criticism by the California attorney general and other investigators for health and safety problems. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Watchdogs Cite Lax Medical And Mental Health Treatment Of ICE Detainees

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In this June 17, 2018 file photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who've been taken into custody on charges of illegal entry sit in cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector/AP hide caption

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Detained Fathers Turn To Hunger Strike

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A guard escorts an immigrant detainee at an ICE detention center in Adelanto, Calif., in 2013. Immigration and Customs Enforcement may create new detention facilities around the country to hold record numbers of detainees. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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A Statue for Our Harbor was published in 1881. It expressed the fear of Chinese immigrants, which led to the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act 135 years ago. George Frederick Keller/Historical Society of Pennsylvania hide caption

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Amnesty International interviewed former Saydnaya detainees and then used architectural and acoustic modeling to reconstruct the architecture of the prison. The interview techniques were developed by Forensic Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London, in consultation with the university's Forensic Psychology Unit. Courtesy of Amnesty International/Forensic Architecture hide caption

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A view of facilities at the Manus Island Regional Processing Facility in Papua New Guinea in 2012. For years, the facility has been used to indefinitely detain asylum-seekers; Australia and Papua New Guinea have now agreed to close it. Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship via Getty Images hide caption

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Detained immigrant children line up in the cafeteria at the Karnes County Residential Center, in Karnes City, Texas, a temporary home for immigrant women and children detained at the border. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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A Remote Town, A Closed-Off Courtroom, And A Father Facing Deportation

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Detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash., gather for a Sikh prayer service. Liz Jones/KUOW hide caption

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With Religious Services, Immigrant Detainees Find 'Calmness'

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