A 32-year-old man from El Salvador died Thursday at a New Mexico immigration jail. Marvin Antonio González had traveled to the United States with his young daughter. His daughter is now being held by U.S. immigration authorities. The cause of death has yet to be determined. This is Antonio González’s father, speaking in El Salvador.
Víctor Manuel González: “He said he wanted to go, he could no longer stand the poverty, that he could get a job in the United States so that he could rise up from poverty. That was his intention. That was his idea for going.”
At least 15 asylum seekers have died while in U.S. custody since September of last year. Seven of them were children.