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Vietnamese Man Dies in ICE Custody in Arizona

There are questions that need to be answered, but without a doubt, no one should die in custody if it can be helped.

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According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials, A Vietnamese man has died in custody in Arizona while awaiting deportation.

On Saturday, ICE reported that 47-year-old man Huy Chi Tran died Tuesday at Banner Casa Grande Medical Center, where he was hospitalized after being found unresponsive at the Eloy Detention Center, an ICE facility about an hour southeast of Phoenix. Tran was hospitalized on June 5. The cause of death is unknown as an autopsy is pending.

According to the Associated Press, Tran is the seventh person to die in ICE custody since October.

Tran reportedly was a legal permanent resident of the U.S. but was awaiting deportation after being convicted of aggravated assault.

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Arianna is College Media Network's Weekend Editor and a student at Penn State University. She has written for various websites, including Thought Catalog and The Odyssey Online. Arianna also runs her own blog called Yoga With Mimosas in which she combines her passion for fitness and writing in hopes of inspiring and empowering others through her work.

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