A Salvadoran trans woman died in ICE custody on June 1, the first day of Pride Month.
Johana Medina was a migrant from El Salvador. She was seeking asylum in the U.S.
Known to her friends as Joa, Johana passed away Saturday night from complications due to HIV/AIDS. Her death was announced on the Diversidad Sin Fronteras Facebook page on Sunday.
In a statement, Casa Migrante trans leader Grecia, who was close with Johana, said that ICE agents ignored Johana’s pleas for help as her illness became worse while in custody.
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