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Ill and in Pain, Detainee Dies in U.S. Hands

Today, in the New York Times, Nina Bernstein has a heartbreaking article about yet another immigrant detained and denied the medical treatment he so desperately needed. Everyone should read it.

Also, for those of you out there who will shout that he “got what he deserved”, please note that he tried to use the current pathways to legalization and was denied. After being shuffled through our broken system, he was sent to our equally broken detention system, where he slowly died as cancer took over his body.

Stories like this make me want to crawl into bed and sleep. The injustice is exhausting. But, for those of us who are trying to right the wrongs and empower the exploited, there is work to be done – for Hiu Lui “Jason” Ng and for countless others.

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