The 34-year-old man's death in Ohio means the agency is close to eclipsing the total number of in-custody deaths for all of the 2019 fiscal year.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the memo was proof that the Trump administration was engaging in "politically motivated retaliation meant to specifically punish New York."
A memo obtained by BuzzFeed News outlines options to put leverage on states that, like New York, deny federal immigration officials access to state driver records.
"I was feeling really deceived — all of my sacrifice had been in vain. Now I’m being thrown to Guatemala."
Officials said the 32-year-old man "began exhibiting signs of distress" while being processed.
A new Immigrations and Customs Enforcement directive allows the agency to collect fingerprints from immigrants 14 and older who are in immigration shelters. The agency says it’s for their safety.
The Ex-Leader Of An Anti-Immigration Group Is Creating The Office In Charge Of Fielding Civil Rights Complaints From Detainees
“That’s like letting the fox watch the hens,” one congressional staffer told BuzzFeed News.
The agency is now close to eclipsing the eight immigrant deaths in its custody during the entire 2019 fiscal year.
The Supreme Court Is Allowing The Trump Administration To Deny Green Cards To Immigrants Who Might Use Public Benefits
The government will now be able to deny permanent residency to immigrants who officials believe are likely to use public benefits, such as food stamps and Medicaid.
The man's cause of death has been preliminarily determined to be asphyxiation due to hanging, a source told BuzzFeed News.
The Homeland Security Inspector General Is Reviewing Two Controversial Trump Administration Immigration Programs
The two programs, aimed at asylum-seekers coming from Mexico and Central America, speed up the amount of time they have between being detained and their initial hearing.
“It is beyond nonsensical to force people who don’t speak Spanish to live in Mexico for an unknown period while they seek asylum,” one expert said.
Pregnant Travelers Would Have A Harder Time Getting US Tourist Visas Under A Trump Administration Plan
“This is mostly symbolic and another way to say the US is closed,” one analyst said.
The "safe third country" agreements with Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras would put US-bound asylum-seekers in ill-equipped countries plagued by violence, the groups say.
Iran, Syria, Libya, Venezuela, North Korea, Yemen, and Somalia are already subject to the travel ban — also known as the Muslim ban, after Trump campaigned on a promise to stop Muslims from entering the US.
The move had been met with criticism and anger from immigrant advocates and politicians.
Top Border Officials Scrambled To Call Officers When They Found Out They Were Questioning Iranian US Citizens
Emails show CBP leaders reached out to officers in Blaine, Washington, after hearing reports of people of Iranian descent being sent to secondary inspection and questioned for hours.
It’s an expansion of a controversial plan to stop the flow of refugees and immigrants to the US southern border.
The questioning was the basis of viral social media claims that the US was detaining Iranians at border crossings. Customs and Border Protection said it was operating with “enhanced posture at its ports of entry to safeguard our national security.”
This is the fourth person to die in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody in the current fiscal year, which began in October.