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Astrid, an eighth grader in Easton, Pennsylvania, awoke one morning last month to armed immigration agents standing above her bed. She’s been held in a detention facility ever since.
JeanCarlo Jimenez is one of 179 immigrants to die in U.S. custody since 2003. The missteps and errors of ICE and its contractors have led to concerns about the safety of immigrant detainees.
Capital & Main’s new project, Deadly Detention, is intended to give names and faces to undocumented immigrants who have died in federal detention, and to explain how they met such sad fates in the country most had come to in search of better lives.
Born in Poland and brought up in New Jersey by an immigrant mom who cleaned houses for a living, playwright Martyna Majok has fashioned her experience into a compelling feminist work.
Capital & Main’s weekly rundown of the nation’s top immigration news.