“ICE trained facility medical and detention staff in best practices for the care of transgender individuals; hired a dedicated Custody Resource Coordinator to ensure detainee access to care and services; and facilitated partnerships with local transgender organizations for peer support and other services and programming,” Bennett told The Daily Beast. Furthermore, under President Barack Obama, ICE issued a transgender care memorandum, outlining best practices for placement and care of transgender detainees. That memorandum, Bennett noted, remains in effect under President Trump. … [Read more...] about LGBT Migrants Fled Persecution Back Home. Then They Fled the Caravan.
“The fact that the Mexican government diverted funding designated to address the economic push factors driving migration to the U.S. in favor of moving asylum-seekers away from Mexico’s northern to southern border, and to improve conditions in Mexico’s detention centers, is a clear sign of how the López Obrador administration has shifted its migration priorities in response to the demands of the Trump administration.” … [Read more...] about Mexico diverted money from development to contain migration
Martinez-Guzman was in the country illegally, federal officials said, but they were not sure how or when he crossed the southern border. President Trump tweeted about the murders as Central American migrant caravans were making their way toward the border to apply for asylum. … [Read more...] about Nevada judge clears way for trial of undocumented immigrant in four 2019 homicides
“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) cannot speak to the validity of the private autopsy cited by The Daily Beast; however, allegations that she was abused in ICE custody are false,” said Danielle Bennett, a spokesperson for the agency. “A review of Hernandez’s death conducted by ICE Health Service Corps medical professionals confirmed that she suffered from a history of untreated HIV. At no time did the medical personnel treating Ms. Hernandez at Cibola General Hospital or Lovelace Medical Center raise any issues of suspected physical abuse. … [Read more...] about Trans Woman Was Beaten in ICE Custody Before Death, Autopsy Finds
He walked up what was left of the ramp he had built for his elderly in-laws, who both lived with them. He saw the singed sunflowers he had planted for his wife, whose favorite color is yellow, and the burned peach tree and cherry trees he had planted for each of his two eldest children when they were born. He dug through the debris and found a metal bracelet with his name on it, which he has kept with him since he came to the United States from Oaxaca, Mexico, more than 16 years ago. … [Read more...] about Wildfire devastates Latino community in small Oregon town