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Imelda Mejia, ACLU of Texas, 346-299-6803, [email protected]

March 19, 2019

EL PASO, Texas – Customs and Border Protection announced today the death of a 40-year-old Mexican immigrant man while in U.S. custody. This is the fourth death in CBP custody in recent months.

The following quote can be attributed to Astrid Dominguez, director for the ACLU Border Rights Center:

“These tragedies cannot continue to happen. A transparent and independent investigation into the conditions at CBP detention facilities and its medical care practices is needed immediately. Only significant reforms to the agency and independent oversight can ensure the humane treatment of every person entering this country.”