8.11.2007

ICEd: The Deaths of Immigrants Imprisoned by ICE

According to New Scrutiny as Immigrants Die in Custody (NYTimes - 6.26.07), 62 immigrants to died while held in ICE prisons between 2004 and June of this year. And the deaths continue.

Shockingly, no government body is charged with accounting for deaths of immigrants while under ICE imprisonment.

The following are a few of the individuals known to have died while under ICE:

1. ICE arrested Edmar Alvez Araujo Tuesday, August 7th, at 3 p.m. ICE authorities denied him his medication. Araujo was dead at 4:18 p.m.

2. Early Wednesday morning, August 8th, Rosa Contreras Dominguez, a legal U.S. resident, died while being held in an ICE prison in EL Paso, Texas. She was pregnant.

3. Sandra M. Kenley died in a rural Virginia jail, where she had complained of not receiving medicine for high blood pressure. Kenley was a legal permanent resident of the United States for more than 30 years.

4. Young Sook Kim pleas for medical care were ignored by ICE officials at an Albuquerque ICE prison. She died Sept. 11, 2006--a day after she was taken to a hospital.

5. Abdoulai Sall, 50, a taxi cab mechanic in Washington died in an ICE prison December 2006. Sall was denied medication for a kidney ailment.

Chilling!