ACLU finds 95% of asylum seekers’ deaths in ICE custody were preventable

In the United States, most of the deaths that have occurred in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, in recent years could have been prevented if detained migrants and asylum seekers were given adequate medical care.

According to a new report by the ACLU and other rights groups which looked at 52 deaths of immigrants held in ICE detention centers between 2017 and 2021, it was found that gross medical and mental healthcare neglect by ICE as causing preventable deaths, including suicides. 

The report said: “ICE’s current oversight and accountability mechanisms regarding death in detention are critically flawed and do little to prevent future deaths.”

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