Thursday, February 20, 2014

Living in the Shadows: Detention Centers Deaths Raise Immigrant Rights Questions

New America Media has a story on the growing number of deaths in U.S. immigrant detention facilities.  There have been more than 130 deaths since 2003 in the 250 detention centers for immigrants in the country. The causes of death range from asphyxia to cardiopulmonary arrest and drowning. More than 400,000 people pass through the national network of detention centers every year.

Check out this map of immigrant detention centers in the United States.


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