US Immigration and Customs Enforcement released a set of photos of positive images of its detention centres, including migrants reading and playing sports - a stark contrast to reports about human rights abuses in its facilities.
A number of pictures posted on the ICE Twitter page showed a variety of images showing people laughing and eating food in the detention centres.
ICE provided an “extensive media tour.”
Yesterday, ICE provided an extensive media tour of the agency’s dedicated housing unit for transgender women. (1/) https://t.co/oGOMglzdt9
Criticism quickly descended on the Twitter thread as people pointed out that children and transgender people have died in ICE facilities. Earlier this month a trans woman seeking asylum died after pleading for medical help in US custody.
A transgender woman from El Salvador died after falling ill at a private Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centre in New Mexico and drew new scrutiny to a facility that has faced allegations of mistreatment of gay and transgender detainees. The Transgender Law Centre has filed a lawsuit alleging improper care by ICE contributed to Ms Hernandez’s death, an allegation ICE has denied.