A TRANSGENDER IMMIGRANT DETAINEE DIES IN ICE CUSTODY

By: Leon kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

The Family and lawyers of Roxsana Hernandez Rodriguez, are looking for answers in how she died.

According to her family and their representatives, Rodriguez, was an HIV positive transgender woman from Honduras, who was seeking Asylum in the United States.

On May 13, she was taken into ICE custody, at the Ysidro Port of entry near the border of San Diego, California. On May 16, She would be transferred to a for-profit ICE detention center, the Cibola County Correctional Center in New Mexico, and placed in a unit for transgender detainees.

Nine days later, she would die at the Lovelace medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was originally determined that she died of cardiac arrest. Later, a private autopsy, which was paid for by the Transgender Law Center, which is presenting Rodriguez’s family, later revealed that they believed she died of dehydration, in combination with her HIV infection, the autopsy, would also show signs of possible abuse, she reportedly had shackle marks on her wrist and bruising on her stomach and back, which could suggest that she was beaten.

According to CNN, “TLC sent a written notice of a personal injury and wrongful death claim to the state of New Mexico on November 19, the first step in filing a lawsuit.”

Link below for additional information:

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/11/27/us/transgender-asylum-seeker-wrongful-death-claim/index.html

Officials In “Sanctuary Cities” Could Face Jail time Under the Trump Administration


By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

The United States’ Justice Department is contemplating criminally charging state and local officials who implement and or enforce policies that protect the rights of people classified as illegal immigrants.

This would mean that Mayors and governors and even local law enforcement who refuse to comply with federal immigration laws could face possible jail time.

Earlier this month, Thomas Homan, the acting director of Immigration and customs enforcement said:

“We gotta take ( Sanctuary Cities) to court , and we gotta start charging some politicians with crimes”.

Check out my episode “Sanctuary Under Siege By Trump” on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/leon-kwasi-chronicles/episodes/14718b8

For additional information use link below:

http://www.newsweek.com/trump-administration-wants-arrest-mayors-sanctuary-cities-783010

SMALL PROTEST IN SAN FRANCISCO AFTER D.A. REFUSES TO CHARGE POLICE WHO KILLED A 21 YEAR OLD IMMIGRANT

By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare
A small protest on front of the Valencia street police station in the Mission District of San Francisco.
The people peaceful gathered to demand justice for Amilcar Perez Lopez, who was an 21 year-old immigrant from Guatemala.

For more information use link below:
https://missionlocal.org/2017/04/district-attorney-will-not-charge-officers-who-killed-amilcar-perez-lopez/

DONALD TRUMP SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER TO FUND BORDER WALL

By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

They said you have to give him a chance, he’s not as racist as people say. well, we did and it turns out he is just as big of a white supremacist as we many people originally thought.

      According to the ACLU, U.S. President Donald J. Trump, has just signed an executive order to start funding for the creation of the border wall, that he claims will keep out illegal Mexicans and other immigrants, he has also decided to freeze federal funding to cities that protect the rights and safety of illegal immigrants.

For additional information use link below:

https://www.aclu.org/blog/washington-markup/trumps-executive-actions-today-demonstrate-he-will-follow-through-his?redirect=blog/speak-freely/trumps-executive-actions-today-demonstrate-he-will-follow-through-his-unlawful-and