Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Second man with COVID-19 dies in immigrant detention

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Aljazeera reports (and here) that a Guatemalan man held in immigration detention has died after contracting the coronavirus, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed. He is the second known migrant to die of COVID-19 in U.S. immigration custody.

ICE said Santiago Baten-Oxlag, 34, died at a hospital in Columbus, Georgia, after being transferred there on April 17 from the Stewart Detention Center, a privately operated prison near the state's border with Alabama.

Baten-Oxlag's death comes less than a month after that of Carlos Ernesto Escobar Mejia, an immigrant from El Salvador who had lived in the United States since the 1980s. He died of COVID-19 complications.

KJ

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2020/05/second-man-with-covid-19-dies-in-immigrant-detention.html

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