Man Dies in ICE Custody After Apparent Suicide

A Mexican national died while in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement from what appears to be “self-inflicted strangulation,” according to an agency press release. Efrain De La Rosa, 40, was found unresponsive in his cell at Georgia’s Stewart Detention Facility late Tuesday evening by guards, who performed CPR on him, the release says. De La Rosa was then transferred to a hospital and pronounced dead soon after. ICE claims that he was taken into detention in March after being charged with larceny and was in the middle of immigration removal proceedings at the time of his death. Since the start of 2018, eight people have died in ICE custody, according to the agency’s count.