The attempted escape took place at a facility where many asylum seekers have been held for over 5 years and some indefinitely.
The pandemic and the George Floyd protests give society a rare window to push for change.
The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said Carlos Escobar-Mejia, who had been held at the Otay Mesa Detention Centre in San Diego, died at an area hospital where he had been undergoing treatment since April 24.
Australia's hardline approach to asylum seekers includes turning away refugees arriving by boat and offshore detention. Both measures have been condemned by the UN previously.
The multi-day operation was expected to target around 2,000 recently-arrived families in about 10 cities who have been ordered deported by an immigration judge.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison's re-election is likely to translate into tougher immigration laws and the repealing of 'Medevac' bill that would ensure seriously ill refugees are flown to mainland Australia for treatment.
A lack of adequate healthcare services and the heavily securitised environment have resulted in the deterioration of the mental health of more than 600 men in the country's offshore detention facilities.
Maribyrnong detention centre is one of several facilities used to lock up immigrants who arrive into the country without papers.
Trump’s Muslim ban complicates the recently signed Australia-US refugee deal – and Australia complicates it further by denying journalists and rights activists entry to the contentious Manus Island detention centre.
At least 54 children are slated to reunite with their families by a court-ordered deadline says government lawyer Sarah Fabian. The 54 are a tiny fraction of the more than 2,000 children separated from their families under a Trump immigration policy.
House Republican leaders postponed the Friday vote on GOP immigration legislation. Despite Trump's order to stop children from being separated from their families, it remained unclear how this will be achieved.
US President Donald Trump says "we are keeping families together" after outrage in the US and abroad over the separation of 2,300 minors from their families since May 5.
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