Skip to comments.Democratic lawmakers call on ICE to release transgender migrants
Posted on 01/16/2020 10:03:03 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
A group of 45 Democratic members of Congress sent a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday demanding the agency release all transgender migrants in its custody.
This already vulnerable population faces a heightened and unique set of injustices while in immigration detention, the letter stated. Transgender migrants and asylum seekers are particuarly vulnerable to sexual harassment, solitary confinement, physical assault, and medical neglect.
At least two transgender migrants have died in ICE custody in the past two years. Roxsana Hernandez Rodriguez, a Honduran, died of complications from untreated HIV in 2018. Rodriguez did not receive antiretroviral therapy while in ICE custody, despite guidelines mandating that all detainees receive the minimum standard of care, which for HIV infection is ARV therapy. Last year, another HIV-positive transgender migrant, Johana Medina León from El Salvador, died shortly after being released from ICE custody, where she had requested medical assistance.
After León died last summer, Kris Hayashi, executive director of the Transgender Law Center, called the two deaths a direct result of U.S. government policy, and will continue unless we force dramatic change."
Advocates have long accused ICE of improper treatment of LGBTQ migrants, particularly after Hernandez died from a rare, AIDS-related illness at its Cibola detention center in New Mexico.
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This is a joke, right?
Into their custody?
File this next to the Ron Reagan junior I’m proud to be an atheist and don’t give a dam about the devil advertisement.
What America desperately needs more of are AIDS-infested illegal trannies.
Theyre not sending us their best.
because we need more perverted mentally ill, sick, medical cases, who don’t fit into society?
I’m other news...
“100% of the migrants being held by the US Border Patrol claim to be transgender.”
There must be better places than evil racist transphobic supremacist America for them to seek a better life, no? Why come here?
The people in question are defective humans
America does not need to take in people that are defective
And the Kraken. Release that too.
if we just went back to shooting illegal border crossers then none of these issues would exist
No. They already have enough special privileges over normal people.
So they’re saying illegal immigrants are all violent homophobe/transgenderphobe rapists and murderers, and that transgenders being kept among them are in danger of their lives.
imagine these peoples reactions on December 7th, 1941.
If it has a communicable disease, WHY is it still here? Pitch it back over the border and let mexico deal with it.
By the way. These are not “migrants” or “asylum seekers” they are invaders and should be shot for attacking our borders
They SHOULD be released...
to the country they came from.
YES! Release them all right now! in southern Mexico or perhaps Tierra Del Fuego.
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