Tenth person dies in ICE custody this fiscal year: report

Tenth person dies in ICE custody this fiscal year: report
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The 10th undocumented migrant has died in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in fiscal 2020, according to a report from The Associated Press. 

A statement obtained by the AP indicated that a 42-year-old man died at a South Texas detention facility on Saturday after being admitted for medical care two days earlier. The unidentified man reportedly died from complications due to septic shock.

The man, Ramiro Hernandez Ibarra, is a Mexican citizen who had reportedly voluntarily reentered Mexico as many as eight times before his death Saturday.


More information about the man's condition, including whether he had developed symptoms before entering custody, were unknown. The death is at least the third among detainees in ICE custody this month, though none of the deaths have been related to the coronavirus pandemic occurring in the U.S. and around the world.

A man died of suicide earlier this month and a 22-year-old woman died after receiving gallbladder surgery while in custody.

The number of migrants dying in ICE custody in fiscal 2020 has now outpaced last year's rate: Just eight people died in ICE custody during fiscal 2019.