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New Film Explores COVID-19 Inside ICE Facility In Aurora

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The Immigration and Customs Enforcement processing facility in Aurora run by private contractor GEO, on Monday July 1, 2019.

COVID-19 outbreaks have plagued the U.S. immigration facility in Aurora. A recent report found almost 100 of those detained now are infected with the virus, about one-fifth of the population there. A new film, "The Facility," features firsthand accounts from people who experienced the pandemic inside. Raul Medina is featured. He's now a community organizer for the Colorado People's Alliance and advocates for other immigrants. Jeremy Flood directed the film. They spoke with Andrea Dukakis.