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IMMDEF IN THE NEWS: Nearly 9,000 migrant children have been expelled under pandemic border policy

ImmDef's Executive Director, Lindsay Toczylowski, shares insight about the unprecedented number of deportations under the guise of public health.


"Toczylowski, the immigration attorney who has worked wit"h migrant children processed under the CDC order, strongly rejected the government's arguments. She said other measures could be taken to contain the coronavirus, including conducting rapid testing on migrant children and families before releasing them to sponsors so they can quarantine and continue their immigration proceedings outside of detention.


"It's laughable that the only option is to hold children in hotel rooms before expelling them and to say that it stops the spread of coronavirus," she added."


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