Immigration detainee dies in California hospital

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In this June 9, 2017, file photo, a vehicle drives into the Otay Mesa detention center in San Diego. An immigration detainee has died at a Southern California hospital where he was being treated for a brain hemorrhage. U.S. Immigration and Enforcement says 37-year-old Nebane Abienwi died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, in Chula Vista. Abienwi is from Cameroon. ICE says he applied for admission to the United States without proper entry documents on Sept. 5 at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. He was transferred to the Otay Mesa detention center on Sept. 19. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat, File)

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — An immigration detainee has died at a Southern California hospital where he was being treated for a brain hemorrhage.

U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement says 37-year-old Nebane Abienwi died Tuesday in Chula Vista.

Abienwi is from Cameroon. ICE says he applied for admission to the United States without proper entry documents on Sept. 5 at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. He was transferred to a San Diego detention center on Sept. 19.

ICE says he was rushed to a medical center last week after having what’s termed a “hypertensive event.” Authorities say he couldn’t answer questions and appeared paralyzed on his left side.

ICE says it’s reviewing the incident.

In March, a 27-year-old detainee, Jose Bucio, died after suffering a brain hemorrhage while in custody in Adelanto, California.

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