Immigration detainees near San Diego say they aren't isolated while waiting for coronavirus test results

SAN DIEGO — Maria Garcia had a cough and body aches. When she talked, she ran out of breath.Garcia, who has been detained by federal immigration authorities at Otay Mesa Detention Center since October, was tested for the novel coronavirus about two weeks ago.While she waited for the result to come back, she remained in her regular housing unit.Days later, officials told her and several other women in her unit to gather their belongings. Once they got to the new unit, one woman asked why they had been moved.“Did we test positive?” Garcia said the woman asked the guards.They had.Detainees, inmat...


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