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57-year-old Indian in ICE custody dies at Georgia hospital

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UPDATE: Jaspal Singh died of a heart attack, according to our source.

Atlanta, GA, April 18, 2024: An Indian national under the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) passed away at the Southeast Georgia Health System’s Camden Campus in St. Marys on April 15. The deceased, identified as Jaspal Singh, 57 years old, was in the United States illegally and awaiting deportation proceedings.

Singh first entered the US illegally in 1992. In 1998, an immigration judge issued an order for Singh’s removal from the United States. Subsequently, Singh voluntarily returned to India. However, he was arrested once again by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Border Patrol officers while trying to reenter the country once again through the US-Mexico border.

Singh was then placed in the custody of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Atlanta and detained at the Folkston ICE Processing Center in Folkston.

The exact cause of death remains pending, awaiting confirmation through an autopsy.

The Indian Consulate in New York was notified of Singh’s passing, while ERO Atlanta staff reached out to inform Singh’s next of kin.

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