Timeline for entries tagged “El Salvador”

A chronology of events related to U.S. border governance and migration

May 12, 2020

  • Carlos Ernesto Escobar Mejia becomes the first to die from COVID-19 in ICE custody. Escobar Mejia, 57, fled El Salvador as a teenager and lived in the United States for four decades. Apprehended by Border Patrol in January, Escobar Mejia passed away at Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego – where ICE has its largest COVID-19 outbreak.

Tags: Detention, El Salvador, Migrant Deaths, Migration, Public Health