Immigration officials try to deport dead immigrant
Just how broken is our immigration system? This broken... From the AP:
Relatives say immigration officials are trying to deport a dead man.
They contend Nasin Mauricio Rivera died last August, but a deportation hearing against the native Salvadoran is still set for a hearing scheduled this summer.
His former wife, Blanca Ramirez, says Rivera is already in El Salvador — his body was shipped back home for burial.
Rivera's attorney Alberto Lopez says he presented a copy of Rivera's death certificate, but officials told him it was insufficient proof that Rivera was indeed dead.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Virginia Kice says a certified copy of the death certificate is usually enough, but the agency is responsible for ensuring "the integrity of the process."