The young man crossed the border to find his mother after 15 years, according to his friend, Mateus Henrique dos Santos Koch. “They were practically going to meet again. It was a dream for both of them,” he says.
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the homage, in a tone of protestwill be promoted by the organization Justice for Our Neighbors, which provides legal assistance to immigrants in the US.
The organization claims that Kesley’s death occurred as a result of alleged abuse and neglect. to which he was subjected by ICE at the Torrance County detention center after arriving in the US without documentation.
The youth was found unconscious at the scene on April 17 (understand below). He was taken to the hospital, but did not survive. The detention center has health problems, lack of staff and lack of monitoring of detainees, according to a report by the General Inspection Agency, which belongs to the US Department of Homeland Security.
The young man was from São Paulo, but had lived in Camboriú, on the coast of Santa Catarina, for at least 10 years.
Kesley was detained in the city of El Paso, Texas, by border patrol agents after entering the country without documentation. American immigration says that the Brazilian was captured on April 22, but admits that the date may not be exact.
Vial was transferred to ICE custody in El Paso on April 29 to await his deportation procedure. While the process was ongoing, he was taken to a detention center in Torrance, New Mexico, neighboring Texas.
Kesley Vial, 23, lived in Camboriú, on the coast of SC — Photo: Redes Sociais/Disclosure
He was later found unconscious in a US immigration detention center in New Mexico on Aug. 17 and died in hospital on Aug. 24.
ICE said it had notified the appropriate bodies of the death, including the Brazilian consulate in Houston, Texas, and that it was “conducting a comprehensive review of this incident.” Hospital staff notified Vial’s next of kin.
The agency also said that all immigrants in its detention facilities receive assistance and that it allocates $315 million a year in health services to people in its custody.
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Itamaraty in contact with local authorities
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Consulate General of Brazil in Houston, is aware of the case and is in contact with local authorities with a view to investigating the circumstances of the national’s death.
The Consulate remains available to provide appropriate assistance to family members of Brazilian nationals, in accordance with current international treaties and local legislation.
In the event of the death of a Brazilian citizen abroad, Brazilian consulates may provide general guidance to family members, support their contacts with local authorities and take care of the issuance of documents, such as the consular death certificate. transfer with public resources.
In compliance with the right to privacy and the provisions of the Access to Information Law and Decree 7,724/2012, detailed information may only be passed on with the authorization of the direct family members. Thus, the MRE will not be able to provide specific data on individual cases of assistance to Brazilian citizens.
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