Another Immigrant Death in Detention–New York Times

I was sent this arti­cle from the front page of the New York Times about anoth­er death in immi­gra­tion deten­tion, this time in New Jer­sey. The heart­break­ing sto­ry, which high­lights the dif­fi­cul­ties in even find­ing an accu­rate account­ing of the deaths that have tak­en place in immi­gra­tion deten­tion. Ahmed Tan­veer’s death was record­ed in a hand­writ­ten note of a fel­low detainee and it took the per­sis­tent efforts of civ­il rights and civ­il lib­er­ties groups and aci­tivists to get details about the case or to even get con­fir­ma­tion that the man had been impris­oned and died while in cus­tody from the Depart­ment of Home­land Secu­ri­ty. Read the whole sto­ry at <http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/03/nyregion/03detain.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&hp>