Nearly 700 immigration detainees have been released from custody nationwide amid the pandemic.
"They didn't have to die," immigration activist and Families Belong Together co-director Paola Luisi said.
Only 1.38 percent of all ICE detainees have been tested for coronavirus out of a total nationwide population of 30,307 detainees, according to information released Tuesday.
So far, nearly 300 detainees nationwide have contracted COVID-19, according to ICE data.
Lisette Santis, a 40-year-old undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, faces a felony charge and will likely be deported after allegedly intentionally spitting guava fruit into produce bins at a Walmart store.
"We've got to keep Donald Trump in office in 2020," former ICE acting director Thomas Homan wrote.
The U.S. wants to "review and validate" Guatemala's claims before taking action.
"Detainees who are elderly or who may otherwise be uniquely vulnerable to the worst effects of COVID-19 are of particular concern," read the Tuesday letter in part.
ICE is working with the State Department to bring U.S. citizens and permanent residents back to the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
ICE said allegations of how detainees were treated during the exchange were "extremely exaggerated."
Five ICE workers at detention facilities have also tested positive for COVID-19.
The roughly 40 people on board the deportation flight have been forced to go into quarantine.
A total of 64 U.S. citizens were on board the return leg of an ICE removal flight on Wednesday.
Rights groups claim some ICE detention centers have not provided detainees with any information about COVID-19, so they may not know the symptoms or how to protect themselves.
An ICE detainee has also tested positive for coronavirus.
Some 13,500 U.S. citizens abroad have sought U.S. assistance in returning home, a senior State Department official has said.
"We're both devastated by this news but also very angry," RAICES has said.
School bus stops are "sensitive locations" that ICE agents are meant to avoid conducting arrests at.
ICE and CBP would be "reformed from top to bottom" under Sen. Elizabeth Warren, said Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro.
ICE Acting Director Matthew Albence branded New York's "Green Light Law" as "irresponsible, unnecessary and downright dangerous."
"This is not just an attack against me, but also an attack against the entire Latino community in the United States," said Erick Diaz Cruz.
"If the immigrant community feels less safe and afraid…witnesses [are] less likely to come forward," said California Rep. Mike Thompson.
"Records that have been created from, for example, the beginning of the Trump administration, are now perhaps in great danger of being destroyed," said ACLU Senior Staff Attorney Eunice Cho.
Ice volcanoes are a common sight on the north shore of Lake Superior during the winter months. They require a combination of high surf, cool temperatures and ice.
Santa Ana Police Department and Orange County Sheriff's Department told local news it would not support or participate in ICE enforcement of immigration laws.
"If you are silent when people are getting shot in broad daylight, the future is hopeless," said New York State Sen. Zellnor Myrie.
"The violence that happened is clearly an abuse of power by ICE," said Aaron Herzog, a doctor in New York.
"As sheriff, you should have a little professional courtesy and contact the sheriff when you have an operation so we can either be a part of it or at least have acknowledgment of it," Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell said.
Researchers have detected novel viruses in samples of glacial ice, suggesting global heating could lead to the re-emergence of historic pathogens. But the science is uncertain.
Additionally, any Americans who have been to China will undergo a health screening at one of 11 airports.