A Honduran immigrant — arrested after being mistaken for another undocumented worker by ICE agents — died while in federal custody earlier this month because of inadequate medical treatment, his family’s lawyer alleges.
Rolando Meza Espinoza, who was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on April 1, died on June 10 in the Jersey City Medical Center’s intensive care unit, the family’s lawyer Manuel Portela told the Daily News on Tuesday.
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Meza, 35, a father of three, suffered from several chronic illnesses, including cirrhosis of the liver, anemia, and diabetes.
ICE did not respond to requests for comment regarding Meza’s death. However, the agency did post on June 12 a statement on the death of a Salvadoran immigrant in ICE custody identified as Carlos Mejia-Bonilla,
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