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Another Immigrant Dies in ICE Jail; 6th in FY12

VICTORVILLE, Calif. — "A Mexican national in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) passed away Sunday morning at Victor Valley Community Hospital where he had been undergoing treatment for pneumonia. Fernando Dominguez-Valivia, 58, originally came into ICE...

Lawsuit Claims Woman’s Deportation Was a Death Sentence

"The U.S. government deported 387,790 people in 2009, one of them a frightened 22-year-old victim of domestic abuse known, in a lawsuit filed Wednesday [June 5, 2013,] as “Laura S.” Despite having a restraining order against her abusive ex-boyfriend—she warned immigration agents...

Crossing Alone: An Untimely Death Without Explanation

"Gloria Jerónimo Sales cried softly in an autumn rain as she gently wiped splatters of mud from her 17-year-old son's tomb. Mario Morales Jerónimo died in the custody of U.S. government officials nearly three years ago, but his mother said she has received no official word of his...

Mysterious Deaths Sparks Hunger Strike at Arizona Immigration Jail (Eloy)

"A group of 200 immigrant detainees launched a hunger strike at Eloy Detention Center outside Phoenix Saturday morning to protest a detainee's death last month and call attention to conditions at the facility, said immigrant rights activists and detainees' families. Last month's death...