What’s next? Drowning kittens?
An undocumented immigrant diagnosed with a brain tumor while under Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody was returned to a detention center from a Texas hospital, her lawyers said. The woman, a Salvadoran national identified only as Sara, was released from Huguley Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, and taken to Prairieland Detention Center against her will, according to her lawyers. “She told us they tied her hands and ankles in her condition,” Melissa Zuniga, a member of Sara’s legal team, told The Hill. “She’s complaining of a lot of pain.”
She’s also been denied contact with her family.
In the meantime, Sara’s family and attorneys say they face a Kafkaesque, bureaucratic nightmare: unsure who has the power to let them speak to her and unsure if she will maintain consciousness long enough to tell them what happened. They say her doctors haven’t spoken to any of Sara’s family members or anyone on her legal team.
So… she’s no longer in the hospital? She’s now back a the detention center – with a brain tumor? I just can’t. Guess a young woman with a brain tumor is one of those “bad hombres” Trump was talking about.
There’s such heartlessness in this story, and “just following orders” isn’t an excuse. I guess it is an excuse, depending on who you relate to. And may I say, that I’m so over ICE’s tactics of entering court houses (and then lying about it), schools (schools!) and hospitals. Real tough guys we got there.