U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement

Our immigration detention research team collects data on the number of people detained by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) across the country who have been infected with or died from COVID. Our data come directly from ICE’s website and are updated several times per week. The table below displays aggregate COVID-19 data for people detained by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in facilities across the US. The ICE Data Grade represents our assessment of the transparency and quality of those data reported by ICE.

F

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Cumulative CasesActive CasesCumulative Deaths
ICE FacilitiesCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10k
Detained People30,76113,10836515694
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Each spike represents the number of detained people who have tested positive for COVID-19

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This map displays COVID-19 cases and related deaths of people incarcerated in prisons and jails across the US. Click on a state to access more data.

This map displays COVID-19 cases and related deaths of people detained by ICE in facilities across the US, as well as the boundaries for the 24 ICE Enforcement & Removal Operations Field Office regions.

Facilities with the highest in Field Office regions

Cumulative CasesActive CasesCumulative Deaths
FacilityCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10k

ICE La Palma Correctional Center

Arizona

2,12248,118501,13400

ICE Port Isabel

Texas

1,68843,6181025800

ICE South Texas Family Residential Center

Texas

1,58289,3791796000

ICE Karnes County Residential Center

Texas

1,482164,667131,44400

ICE South Texas Detention Complex

Texas

1,13917,60423100

Data Reporting & Quality Scorecard

Data Reporting & Quality GradeF*

This scorecard assesses data reporting and quality for ICE. Read more about our scoring methodology and to see how this jurisdiction compares to other state and federal systems.

Scores assessed as of October 11, 2021.

*

We have observed several unexplained fluctuations in the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases and tests that ICE reports.

Data reporting for detained people
  • Cumulative Cases

    By facility

  • Cumulative Deaths

    By facility

  • Active Cases

    By facility

  • Tests Administered

    Systemwide only

  • Population

    Systemwide only

  • Vaccinations

    None

Data reporting for staff
  • Cumulative Cases

    None

  • Cumulative Deaths

    None

  • Active Cases

    None

  • Tests Administered

    None

  • Population

    None

  • Vaccinations

    None

Data quality
  • Machine Readable

    No

  • Regularly Updated

    Yes

  • Clearly Defined

    No

  • Contextualized Historically

    No