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  • Immigrant Detainees Claim They Are Neglected Medical Treatment
    Immigrant Detainees Claim They Are Neglected Medical Treatment

    Imagine that you are supposed to have a biopsy for prostate cancer, but before you can, immigration officials bust into your home and detain you. Now imagine that you are sitting behind bars seven ...

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  • Mistaken Identity Leads to Immigrant's Death
    Mistaken Identity Leads to Immigrant's Death

    Construction worker Carlos Mejia-Bonilla was arrested in Long Island by immigration officers. He told the detaining officers that they had the wrong person, but was locked up Hudson County ...

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  • Hudson County Jail Doesn't Perform Autopsy on Immigrant Detainee Who Died In Custody
    Hudson County Jail Doesn't Perform Autopsy on Immigrant Detainee Who Died In Custody

    It’s been more than two weeks since Carlos Mejia-Bonilla died while he was in the custody of immigration authorities, however, his family is still trying to figure out exactly what happened to him at ...

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  • Attorney Portela Begins Injury Claim for MTA 125th Subway Derailment Passenger
    Attorney Portela Begins Injury Claim for MTA 125th Subway Derailment Passenger

    On June 27 th , 2017, the southbound A subway train derailed at the Harlem Street station at 125 th Street around 10:00 AM. An unknown number of passengers were aboard the two cars of the subway train ...

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  • BREAKING NEWS: Derailment Of MTA Subway A Train At 125th Street, NYC Injured Passenger Rocio Delances
    BREAKING NEWS: Derailment Of MTA Subway A Train At 125th Street, NYC Injured Passenger Rocio Delances

    Rocio Delances appeared at the Portela Law Firm, PC in Washington Heights to report that she was a passenger on the A train the day before which derailed at the 125th street station. She reported that ...

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  • Honduran Immigrant in ICE Custody Dies, Attorney Portela Comments
    Honduran Immigrant in ICE Custody Dies, Attorney Portela Comments

    Rolando Meza Espinoza was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents on April 1 st , 2017 while the agents were seeking another individual suspected of illegally entering the ...

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