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Undocumented immigrant dies in ICE custody

Undocumented Immigrant dies while in ICE custody (Source: NBC) Undocumented Immigrant dies while in ICE custody (Source: NBC)
EL PASO, TX (KWES) -

A man died while being in custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, on Thursday.

Rafael Barcenas-Padilla, 50, died at an El Paso hospital of pneumonia complications.

Barcenas-Padilla had been in ICE custody since March 1, after illegally entering the United States near Santa Teresa, New Mexico. This was not Barcenas-Padilla's first time; he has entered the country illegally four times since 1996.

Barcenas-Padilla is the fourth detainee to pass away in ICE custody since October 1, 2015.

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