Members of the LGBTQ+ community, and particularly trans individuals, in ICE detention have long complained of persistent sexual harassment, with reports showing that LGBTQ+ people are 97 times more likely to be victimized within detention than other detainees. Now, the pandemic has magnified those vulnerabilities, with experts and advocates warning that the lockdown of facilities is making it harder for victims to escape abuse since they are often locked up with their aggressors. 

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Trans Women in ICE Custody Already Suffered Sexual Harassment and Abuse. Then Came COVID-19