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Democratic lawmakers call on ICE to release transgender migrants
NBC "News" ^ | January 16, 2020 | By Tim Fitzsimons

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; homosexualagenda; illegalaliens; invasion; perverts

1 posted on 01/16/2020 10:03:03 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

hahahahahahahaha!!!!

This is a joke, right?


2 posted on 01/16/2020 10:04:07 AM PST by samtheman (I hope someone close to Trump is reading FR every day.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Into their custody?


3 posted on 01/16/2020 10:04:30 AM PST by Ouchthatonehurt
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


4 posted on 01/16/2020 10:05:43 AM PST by Williams (Stop Tolerating The Intolerant)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What America desperately needs more of are AIDS-infested illegal trannies.


5 posted on 01/16/2020 10:08:50 AM PST by Drew68
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“They’re not sending us their best.”
DJT


6 posted on 01/16/2020 10:13:48 AM PST by EasySt (Say not this is the truth, but so it seems to me to be, as I see this thing I think I see #KAG)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

because we need more perverted mentally ill, sick, medical cases, who don’t fit into society?


7 posted on 01/16/2020 10:16:11 AM PST by rigelkentaurus
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’m other news...

“100% of the migrants being held by the US Border Patrol claim to be transgender.”


8 posted on 01/16/2020 10:16:29 AM PST by moovova
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

There must be better places than evil racist transphobic supremacist America for them to seek a better life, no? Why come here?


9 posted on 01/16/2020 10:18:01 AM PST by rightwingcrazy (;-,)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The people in question are defective humans

America does not need to take in people that are defective


10 posted on 01/16/2020 10:19:05 AM PST by bert ( (KE. NP. N.C. +12) Progressives are existential American enemies)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And the Kraken. Release that too.


11 posted on 01/16/2020 10:21:27 AM PST by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

if we just went back to shooting illegal border crossers then none of these issues would exist


12 posted on 01/16/2020 10:29:19 AM PST by thoughtomator (... this has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

No. They already have enough special privileges over normal people.


13 posted on 01/16/2020 11:07:42 AM PST by I want the USA back (If free speech is taken away, dumb and silent we are led, like sheep to the slaughter: G Washington)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


14 posted on 01/16/2020 11:16:46 AM PST by mass55th ("Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." ~~ John Wayne)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
A group of 45 Democratic members of Congress sent a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday demanding the agency release the transgender migrant in its custody.
15 posted on 01/16/2020 11:26:10 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (BLACK LIVES MAGA)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All

imagine these peoples’ reactions on December 7th, 1941.


16 posted on 01/16/2020 11:48:42 AM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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


17 posted on 01/16/2020 12:29:51 PM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They SHOULD be released...

to the country they came from.


18 posted on 01/16/2020 1:53:04 PM PST by Adder (Mr. Franklin: We are trying to get the Republic back!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

YES! Release them all right now! in southern Mexico or perhaps Tierra Del Fuego.


19 posted on 01/16/2020 5:33:02 PM PST by arthurus (/\/-\|)
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