Another Detained Immigrant Has Died In ICE Custody
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Another Detained Immigrant Has Died In ICE Custody

A 37-year-old man from Cameroon died while in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Tuesday afternoon.
Nebane Abienwi had been in ICE custody since Sept. 19, the government agency said in a release Wednesday. He’d applied for admission to the United States at the San Ysidro Port of Entry on Sept. 5, but didn’t have the proper documents.
Abienwi suffered a “hypertensive event” ― a term used to describe a spike in blood pressure that can result in a stroke ― sometime the night of Sept. 25 and was transferred to the Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center the next morning.
Doctors at Chula Vista said Abienwi was “nonresponsive to questions and appeared to be paralyzed on his left side” when he arrived.
He remained at the hospital until his d
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