Tag Archives: Desperation

ICE detainee hanged himself after being taken off suicide watch

Mergensana Amar, a 40-year-old Russian citizen, showed up at a legal checkpoint on the U.S.-Mexico border last year and pleaded for protection in the United States. ...

As Months Pass in Chicago Shelters, Immigrant Children Contemplate Escape and Even Suicide

One 16-year-old from Guatemala said he wanted to “quitarme la vida,” or “take my life away,” as he waited to be released from a Chicago shelter for immigrant children. He was kept there for at least 584 days. ...

An Immigrant Community Haunted By Suicide

It started in this southeast neighborhood last fall, not long after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers raided Baltimore and other “sanctuary cities.” ...

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