According to reports, a transgender woman who died in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody in New Mexico reported.
Roxsana Hernandez Rodriguez, 33, was part of a migrant caravan from Honduras when she was inducted into ICE. The custody in May had died shortly thereafter in the same month, the Arizona Republic reported.
She was HIV-positive when she was held at San Ysidro's port of entry near San Diego, California, and then at the Cibola County Correctional Center, New Mexico, where she suffered from severe diarrhea and vomiting, she said Washington Post. She was then taken to a hospital.
The autopsy, conducted on behalf of members of Hernandez's family, revealed deep bruises on the left and right sides of the breast, as well as deep bruises on the left and right sides of their tops, the Republic reported.
The "blunt force trauma of the lateral thoracic and posterior thorax (s) is indicative of beating and / or kicking and possible beating with blunt objects," as was the autopsy report found "extensive deep bleeding" on the right and left wrists and Hands "typical of handcuff injuries," reported the Republic.
The Transgender Law Center (TLC) and Andrew Free, a civil rights advocate, filed a petition for unlawful obituary on Monday with the Attorney General of New Mexico said the report.
"In the last days of her life, she was transferred from California to Washington, New Mexico, stranded for days, and if she was lucky, she was given a bottle of drinking water to cause dehydration and complications related to HIV," said Lynly Egyes, Director of Litigation at TLC. "Her death was completely avoidable."
The family also published a statement by Free and the Transgender Law Center.
"Roxsana Hernandez was our sister and it was an injustice to let her die like this," she said in a statement, "She had a dream to open a beauty salon and hoped to help us. She fled Honduras because transgender people are being discriminated against. "
ICE spokeswoman Leticia Zamarripa said in a written statement that Hernandez had been mistreated While ICE detention is wrong, the Republic reported.
"A review of Hernandez's death by ICE Health Service Corps medical staff confirmed she was suffering from an untreated HIV history," said Zamarripa The staff that treated Ms. Hernandez at Cibola General Hospital or Lovelace Medical Center, raises any suspicion of physical abuse. "