Saturday, August 11, 2007

Pregnant Woman Dies in ICE Custody

Susan Carroll of the Houston Chronicle reports:

A pregnant woman died in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities in Texas after being hospitalized earlier this week with leg pain, officials said.

Rosa Isela Contreras-Dominguez, a legal permanent resident facing deportation for a felony drug conviction, was seven weeks pregnant when she lost consciousness at a federal detention center in El Paso on Tuesday night and died at a local hospital.

The 35-year-old mother of five from Juarez, Mexico, was the second death in immigration custody reported this week. Click here for the rest of the story.


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One minor point. She actually died at a hospital, after being transported there on behalf of ICE. Gee, do you think that her apparent pulmonary embolism was aggrevated by her drug use? Again, your blog continues to infer blame before the facts are in.

Note the last risk factor, use of drugs. Pregnancy could have caused this death, but her use of drugs probably aggrevated clotting. As a pregnant woman she was sucsceptable to blood clots, yet she engaged in a behavior that put her further at risk, and her child's at that. You would have us sympathize with her? And as far as the other situation is concerned, be prepared to apologize to ICE for comments.

Quoted from the web site:

A few other conditions or situations are associated with a higher-than-average risk of pulmonary embolism. Notice the last on the list.

Inflammatory bowel disease (such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis)
Prenancy and Childbirth
Heart disease
Heart surgery
Trauma to the legs
Inflammation of a vein
History of pulmonary embolism
Sickle cell disease
Lung disease
Drug use

Posted by: Horace | Aug 11, 2007 11:57:36 AM

Horace: The only inference of fault is in your head. There is not one mention or even implication in the article.

Posted by: Horace | Aug 11, 2007 7:58:21 PM

Horace: There is no fault implied in the article. Horace doth protest too much, methinks.

Posted by: Justin | Aug 11, 2007 7:59:47 PM

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