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Vietnamese Man Dies in ICE Custody

Immigration and Customs EnforcementA Vietnamese man has become the seventh person to die in immigration custody since October, reports VN Express.

Huy Chi Tran, 47, entered the U.S. has a permanent legal resident. He was being held for deportation for being convicted for aggravated assault as part of a crackdown by the Trump Administration to deport criminals.

Thousands of Vietnamese are also awaiting deportation.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Hanoi, Ted Osius, says the U.S. is in violation of a 2008 bilateral agreement between the U.S. and Vietnam. Osius says that agreement states “Vietnamese citizens are not subject to return to Vietnam” if they arrived before July 12, 1995.

According to Arizona Central, Tran was released from prison and transferred to Eloy Detention Center in Arizona on May 28 to await deportation.

He was found unresponsive on June 5 and transferred to Banner Casa Grande Medical Center where he was found dead last Tuesday.

The cause of death has not yet been determined.

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