An immigration lawyer has made the drastic claim that an immigrant child died in an ICE detention center due to "negligent care," but U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement denied the accusation, calling the reports "false" on Twitter, reports IBT.
According to immigration lawyer Mana Yegani, who broke the news first on Twitter, a child died while in custody of ICE in Dilley, Texas. Although she claimed to have had no direct contact from the victim's family, she said her friend, who is also an attorney, knows the family well and informed her about the child's death. According to her friend attorney Melissa Lynn, who is constantly in touch with the victim's family, a young girl died at the Dilley Family Detention Center in south Texas "as a result of possible negligent care and a respiratory illness she contracted from one of the other children."
The claims have not been verified by an independent source as of now, but at the time of writing, reporters are trying to reach out to the reported victim's grandmother, who resides in New Jersey.
After reports of the child dying went public, ICE came out with a terse response on its Twitter page, terming them "false."