Tucson, Arizona– The Tucson Sector Border Patrol in Arizona reported on Monday the death of a Mexican woman found alive but sick by the authorities, near the Mexican border. Santa Cruz County Sheriff found the woman on October 13 near the town of Tucson, according to a federal agency statement to the press where no further details are provided. The agent notified the Border Patrol and indicated that the woman was requiring medical attention, so she was immediately transported to a local hospital where she received medical treatment. The immigrant, identified only as a 33-year-old Mexican woman, died on Saturday, October 26.
It is the second death of a migrant in the span of a week at the Arizona border.
On October 22, the Customs and Border Protection Office (CBP) reported the death of a 49-year-old Mexican immigrant found in poor health near the town of Casa Grande and transported to a local hospital. The man suffered from pre-existing heart problems. Previously, and on the other hand, on October 1, an immigrant from Cameroon was reported in the custody of immigration and customs service (ICE) in San Diego, California after suffering a brain haemorrhage.
The Cameroonian, identified as Nebane Abienwi, had applied to join the United States for the San Ysidro crossing, in the border area adjacent to Tijuana, Mexico, on 5 September. The cause of death, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detailed, was brain death caused by a haemorrhage in the basal ganglia.
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