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IMMDEF IN THE NEWS: He Was Critically Ill in ICE Detention. A Translator May Have Saved His Life.

Our Managing Attorney, Margaret Cargioli, spoke to a Mother Jones reporter about the cruel negligence experienced by our client, Carlos, who very nearly died due to inhumane treatment at an ICE detention facility. “Individuals who have limited education or limited language abilities are vulnerable to not only due process violations,” she says, “but harm.”

With Carlos’ medical records in hand, on May 8, Cargioli called the deportation officer’s supervisor directly. Four days later, ICE authorized his release on parole without a bond. “He may not have ever been released, and he could have quite literally died,” Cargoli said. “It shouldn’t have to take a managing attorney to speak to a supervisor to get someone to take a human being’s life seriously. It speaks volumes about what could be happening at detention facilities all across the United States.”

Read the full article here.

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