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Roxana Hernández came to the US with the Caravan of Central American Migrants. On May 25, 2018, she died after five days in US custody in facilities notorious for their freezing temperatures. The Transgender Law Center (TLC), a leading transgender advocacy group, called Hernández’s treatment in US custody “negligent”, and – along with other civil rights groups – has issued a list of demands, including that ICE stop detaining transgender women altogether.
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To DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Signed by 37 US House Members, including author Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY, 4th district). "We strongly urge ensure that...LGBT individuals are released from custodial detention and that parole or alternatives to detention...are used instead to ensure the safety of this population during their immigration proceedings."