Immigrant Deaths Due To Poor Care In Detention: Report

Law360, New York (May 8, 2017, 2:52 PM EDT) -- Analyses of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement records of investigations into deaths in U.S. immigration detention facilities have revealed widespread evidence of subpar medical care and systemic failures, according to a report released Monday by Human Rights Watch and Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement.

The report looks at “serious lapses in health care” that have resulted in extreme suffering and sometimes preventable or premature deaths in publicly and privately run U.S. immigration detention facilities, according to the report, which says the lapses have persisted even after the Obama administration took some steps to reform the system and that “more...

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