ICE Is Now Fingerprinting Immigrants As Young As 14 Years Old

There is now a new immigrations and customs enforcement order that will allow agents to fingerprint children as young as fourteen years old. According to ICE, this is being done for the safety of the children because many are unaccompanied. According to the article published by BuzzFeed News, this is being done so that children are not misidentified, are not victims of human trafficking and smugglers.

The Decade Ends with Another Death in Immigration Detention

It has always been a controversy when it comes to the conditions in which immigrant detainees are being held in and the lack of medical attention they receive. In a recent article by Immigration Impact, indicates the deaths that have occurred in detention centers at the end of 2019.

According to them, 2019 was the fiscal year of the most fatalities for immigrants held in custody; eight people died while in ICE custody while many children died in CBP custody.

US immigration officials bar doctors from giving flu shots to detained kids

In a recent article published by The Guardian, explains U.S immigration authorities prevented doctors from vaccinating migrant children who were detained. This, however, is an issue that causes the death of immigrant individuals who are behind bars.

Under no circumstances should the government allow this to happen, though these individuals are being held in custody it does not give the U.S the right to refuse proper health care to them an especially to children.