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Separated Immigrant Child Dies Shortly After Release from ICE Jail

HeadlineAug 02, 2018

In South Texas, the American Immigration Lawyers Association says a migrant toddler who was separated from her family as part of President Trump’s “zero tolerance” border policy died shortly after being released from the Dilley Family Detention Center. Houston-based lawyer Mana Yegani tweeted, “The child died following her stay at an ICE Detention Center, as a result of possible negligent care and a respiratory illness she contracted from one of the other children.” Last year, lawyers with the ACLU and several other groups sued ICE, alleging it had been violating its own policy by locking up pregnant women at Dilley and four other immigration jails. The death came as about 700 children forcibly separated from their parents at the border have still not been reunited with their parents.

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