Northam urges Trump to respond to outbreak at immigrant detention center in Farmville

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Posted at 12:16 PM, Jul 30, 2020

FARMVILLE, Va. -- Virginia’s governor and two U.S. senators have urged President Trump to respond to the nation’s worst coronavirus outbreak that has occurred inside an immigrant detention center in Farmville.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement said 262 undocumented immigrants are being monitored at the privately owned Farmville Detention Center after testing positive for COVID-19.

The Washington Post reported Wednesday that immigrant advocates have called the detention center a “tinderbox” of infection.

Gov. Ralph Northam as well as U.S. senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, are urging Trump to send in the country’s top public health agency.

ICE said the majority of those who tested positive were asymptomatic and received “appropriate medical care."



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