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Johana Medina transgender refugee dies in ICE custody on first day of Pride

Johana Medina transgender refugee dies in ICE custody on first day of Pride

Salvadorian transgender asylum seeker, Johana “Joa” Medina, died in ICE custody on the first day of Pride. Diversidad Sin Fronteras posted on Facebook early Sunday morning informing us that yet another transgender asylum seeker has died while in ICE custody. “We regret to inform the community that ICE has taken one more of our sisters. […]

Beaten Handcuffed Transgender Refugee Dies of Dehydration

Beaten Handcuffed Transgender Refugee Dies of Dehydration

Transgender woman Roxsana Hernández Rodriguez died in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody after being held in a privately operated detention center was likely physically abused there, according to an autopsy report released Monday, and died after several days of severe, untreated dehydration. Follow Diversidad Sin Fronteras on FaceBook for updates. Roxsana Hernandez Rodriguez, a Honduran trans asylum-seeker […]

ICE detainee Nicoll Hernandez-Polanco released from male jail on eve of IDAHOT

ICE detainee Nicoll Hernandez-Polanco released from male jail on eve of IDAHOT

Transgender woman Nicoll Hernandez-Polanco spent 6 months in hell as an Ice Detainee at a male facility in Arizona. She endured being searched by guards 6 times a day who groped her breasts and buttocks, made offensive sexual comments and gestures and pulled her hair. They even knowingly locked her up with the same man […]