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Statement: The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) Calls for Justice for Immigrants in Detention and the Defunding of Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Denver, CO - A whistleblower from the Irwin County immigration detention center in Georgia reports a variety of medical abuses perpetrated against immigrant detainees by ICE officials including forced hysterectomies and “jarring medical neglect” during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. CIRC condemns these atrocities and calls for justice for detained immigrants, the immediate shutdown of every detention center, and an end to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).