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A second immigrant has died from COVID-19 while in ICE custody

Posted On: 25 May 2020   |   Posted By: Business Insider

A second immigrant has died from COVID-19 while in ICE custody

Santiago Baten-Oxlag, an immigrant in custody of the US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency, died of complications from COVID-19 on Sunday.
The 34-year-old from Guatemala died in a hospital in Columbus, Georgia, that he had been transferred to from ICE's Stewart Detention Center, in Lumpkin, Georgia.
He's the second immigrant to die from COVID-19 while in ICE custody - Carlos Escobar Mejia, from El Salvador, died from the virus earlier this month.
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An immigrant in custody of the US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency died of COVID-19 complications on Sunday, marking the second death related to the novel coronavirus among people in ICE detainment.
Santiago Baten-Oxlag died in a hospital in Columbus, Georgia. He had been transferred there from ICE's Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia, according to an ICE notification to Congress reported by CBS News .
Baten-Oxlag had been at the hospital since April 17 and, according to CBS...

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