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Transgender asylum seeker dies in Texas after six weeks in ICE custody

A transgender woman who was seeking asylum in the US died on Saturday (June 1) from dehydration and HIV-related complications, after spending six weeks detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Johana Medina Leon arrived at the US-Mexico border in El Paso on April 11. She was seeking asylum based on her fear of persecution due to being trans. Leon, 25, who was from El Salvador, was immediately taken into ICE custody and spent the next six weeks detained at the Otero County Processing Centre, a private detention centre in...
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