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Karen Musalo: "Last year we saw the highest number of deaths in ICE custody since 2006."
Karen Musalo: "The Biden Administration can and should lift all of these policies."
Ray: "You hear gunshots all around and you have to get used to that everyday... There were something close to 3,000 people forced into camps without any infrastructure."

Ray is a Cuban immigrant who was granted asylum after being placed in MPP.
Ray: "The urgency of policy changes with the new administration is real because there are still people living there. I was lucky to get across but many people were not."
Ray: "The system is designed to make people give up. I heard people with the most horrible stories who were denied because they could not get representation or the right documentation."
Guerline Jozef: "Because Black immigrants cannot escape the skin they're in, they have been targeted more than most."

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