Saturday, August 11, 2007
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.