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COVID-19 cases at a Texas immigration detention center soared. Now, town leaders want answers.

Coronavirus infections continue to rise at migrant detention facilities in towns with limited resources. Some local governments want details on what’s being done to safeguard the public.

By Perla Trevizo, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica
The South Texas ICE Processing Center in Pearsall.
A protester sits outside a car window during a protest rally at the Otay Mesa Detention Center. The Immigrations & Customs Enforcement detention center is privately owned and operated by prison contractor CoreCivic. San Diego, California. April 11, 2020.

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Frio County Commissioner Jose Asuncion in downtown Dilley, Texas.
An employee looking out from the South Texas ICE Processing Center in Pearsall.

Hunger strikes by detainees. Confrontations with guards.

Disappointment. Fear. Concern.

The South Texas ICE Processing Center in Pearsall, Texas.

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