Democratic Senators Demand a Special Counsel Investigation on a Transgender Woman Who Died in ICE Custody

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Two Democratic Senators are demanding a special counsel investigation into the death of a transgender woman who died in Immigration and Enforcement Custody (ICE) last year.

California senator and presidential hopeful Kamala Harris (D) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) announced on November 1 that they sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr to demand a special counsel investigation into the death of Roxsana Hernandez, a transgender woman who died while she was in ICE custody in May 2018. 

Quick facts about Roxsana Hernandez

Hernandez was 33-years-old when she reached the U.S. at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in California seeking asylum on May 9, 2018, according to ICE. She was held by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in California until May 13, 2018, when…

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