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La Palma cases increase after ICE assured judge of no suspected cases

Three days after ICE officials claimed in court filings that there were no longer any active or suspected COVID-19 cases in an Eloy, Arizona immigration detention facility, four more detainees there tested positive for the virus. The surge in cases at the La Palma Correctional Center contradicts the agency’s court claims, and calls into question the efficacy of ICE’s tactics for limiting the spread of COVID-19 in facilities holding more than 32,000 immigrants across the U.S.