El Salvadoran Transgender Migrant Dies in ICE Custody After Denial of Medical Care

HeadlineJun 03, 2019

In more news from the border, Johana Medina, a transgender asylum seeker from El Salvador, died while in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody on Saturday, according to several LGBT groups and advocates who knew her. Medina had sought medical treatment for over two months for complications related to HIV/AIDS before finally being transferred to an El Paso hospital, but did not survive. Johana Medina is believed to be the second transgender migrant to die in ICE custody since Trump became president.

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