Times-Union: Batavia ICE detainees among first in country to get COVID-19 vaccine

Times-Union: Batavia ICE detainees among first in country to get COVID-19 vaccine. “The news comes a month and a half after a COVID-19 outbreak hit the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility. In the past month, 119 of the 187 detainees have contracted COVID-19, according to court documents. ICE’s website says there are 63 active positive cases at the facility. At the start of the outbreak, the New York Civil Liberties Union and Prisoner Legal Services of New York sued the facility and ICE over providing vaccines to 85 detained immigrants who are medically at-risk.”

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