ICE didn’t transfer 2 of them to Aurora, Colorado after all…they abruptly transferred them today to Miami, Florida more than twice as far away. ICE is unable to properly track people in their custody
On Saturday July 27, a day after Senator Wyden (Oregon) met with a group of asylum seekers on hunger strike at the Otero County Processing Center, advocates monitoring the men noted that according to ICE records they had been transferred to another facility. It took a phone call from Senator Wyden to DHS Secretary McAleenan this weekend to determine that the two hunger strikers the Official ICE Online Detainee Locator System (ODLS) showed as transferred to the Denver Contract Detention Facility actually remained in Otero. On Monday morning July 29, when staff from the mens’ attorney’s office went to Otero to verify their location, at 11:30 am, the ODLS still showed the hunger striking asylum seekers were detained in Aurora, Colorado. A half hour later, at noon, the location of these two asylum seekers was changed back to Otero.