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The Latest: Family wants answers after immigrant dies

April 10, 2019 - 10:17 AM

LOS ANGELES - The Latest on the death of a man after a stint in a California immigration detention facility (all times local):

10:12 a.m.

The family of a 27-year-old man who died after a stint at a California immigration detention facility says they want answers about what happened to him.

Melissa Castro said Wednesday that she was called Feb. 8 by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and told her husband had a "passing out episode" and was in the hospital.

Castro says when she arrived she found Jose Ibarra Bucio in the intensive care unit with a brain hemorrhage and a coma he never woke up from.

Castro says immigration authorities released her husband from custody about two weeks later as his health was deteriorating. He died March 21 after the family removed life support.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement says Ibarra was released for humanitarian reasons and declined to discuss his health condition.

Immigration authorities say Ibarra was taken into custody from a state prison following a conviction for fleeing a traffic officer while driving recklessly.

Ibarra had come to the U.S. from Mexico as a child.

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7:08 a.m.

The family of a 27-year-old man who died after a stint at a California immigration detention facility says they want answers about what happened to him.

Melissa Castro said Wednesday that she was called Feb. 8 by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and told her husband had a "passing out episode" and was in the hospital.

Castro says when she arrived she found Jose Ibarra Bucio in the intensive care unit with a brain hemorrhage and a coma he never woke up from.

Castro says immigration authorities released her husband from custody about two weeks later as his health was deteriorating. He died March 21 after the family removed life support.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement says Ibarra was released for humanitarian reasons and declined to discuss his health condition.

Immigration authorities say Ibarra was taken into custody from a state prison following a conviction for fleeing a traffic officer while driving recklessly.

Immigrant advocates say a 27-year-old man died after a stint in California's largest immigration detention facility and his family wants to know what happened.

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights is holding a press conference Wednesday about the death of Jose Ibarra Bucio.

The group says Ibarra was held at an immigration detention centre in Adelanto and collapsed on his way to an immigration court hearing. The organization says he was taken to a hospital, went into a coma and later died.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement says Ibarra was released Feb. 22 due to "humanitarian concerns." The agency declined to discuss his health condition.

Immigration authorities say Ibarra was taken into custody from state prison following a conviction for fleeing a traffic officer while driving recklessly.

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