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Death Detainee Report


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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is committed to upholding an immigration detention system that prioritizes the health, safety, and welfare of all of those in our care in custody. Upon an official report of a detainee death, ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) makes official notifications to Congress, non-governmental organization (NGO) stakeholders, and the media and posts a news release with relevant details on the public website, at https://www.ice.gov/news/all, within two business days, per agency policy. ERO also schedules a meeting within three (3) business days to brief senior leadership about the event and ensure that all required investigation and coordination is undertaken in a timely manner. Congressional requirements described in the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill (2018) require ICE to make public all reports regarding an in-custody death within 90 days. The table below includes those reports, beginning in Fiscal Year 2018.

Date of DeathName
April 10, 2018MIRIMANIAN, Gourgen
May 16, 2018ROMERO, Ronal Francisco (aka, Cruz, Ronald)
May 25, 2018HERNANDEZ, Jeffry (aka HERNANDEZ, Roxana)
June 12, 2018TRAN, Huy Chi
July 10, 2018DE LA ROSA, Efrain Romero
July 25, 2018RAMIREZ-ARREOLA, Augustina
November 1, 2018PADRON, Wilfredo
November 18, 2018AMAR, Mergensana
November 30, 2018VOLKOV, Guerman


Previous detainee death review documents that have been requested and provided via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request are also posted in the FOIA Library at https://www.ice.gov/foia/library

Last Reviewed/Updated: 02/20/2019