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Mon Mar 18, 2019, 08:07 AM

ICE Has Detained a 72-Year-Old Grandfather With Alzheimer's for Nine Months


ICE Has Detained a 72-Year-Old Grandfather With Alzheimer’s for Nine Months
Noé de la Cruz, a grandfather of three, has been in immigrant detention since June 2018—and his family worries that his Alzheimer’s is going untreated.
Scott Bixby
03.18.19 4:43 AM ET


For nearly nine months, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has held a 72-year-old grandfather with Alzheimer’s disease in a Texas immigrant detention center. As Noé de la Cruz’s attorneys fight to win asylum status, his only daughter worries that he is forgetting his own grandchildren—and is in danger of losing his life if he is deported.

“When a person gets sick with this kind of disease, it’s a very different situation for that person, and their family, because they are not who they were anymore—they’re more like a child,” Sandra de la Cruz, Noé’s daughter, told The Daily Beast. If her father is deported to his native Mexico, Sandra said, she fears his condition may deteriorate even more quickly.

“He’s going to get lost, and we don’t have family over there who can take care of him,” Sandra said. Speaking through tears, Sandra recounted instances where her father called “three, five, ten times a day” from the Port Isabel detention facility near Los Fresnos, Texas, asking the same questions over and over.

“He also says that he’s getting into fights, but when we go to see him, he doesn’t have bruises,” Sandra said. “We think that the fights are happening in his mind.”

Although his family has petitioned to have de la Cruz released into their care while his removal is adjudicated, ICE has refused, according to Tatiana Obando, de la Cruz’s attorney.

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babylonsister Mar 2019 OP
marble falls Mar 2019 #1
Bettie Mar 2019 #2
babylonsister Mar 2019 #4
Bettie Mar 2019 #6
lostnfound Mar 2019 #3
progressoid Mar 2019 #5
secondwind Mar 2019 #7

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 08:14 AM

1. Our govenment has no soul, no decency, no moral center.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 08:26 AM

2. Of course they have

because ICE is apparently populated entirely by inhuman monsters these days.

I was just following orders doesn't really cut it anymore.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 08:38 AM

4. Might partially explain a reason for the denial of visas...



US denying visas to International Criminal Court staff
By Jennifer Hansler, CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/15/politics/pompeo-icc-visa-restrictions/index.html

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 09:06 AM

6. Yeah, that would partially explain that

they don't want anyone seeing what they are really up to.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 08:35 AM

3. Are there any humans left in ICE? Final straw, maybe SHOULD be abolished. Nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 08:40 AM

5. Obviously a drug mule.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 09:49 AM

7. Jesus Christ, what can a 72 yr old man with

Alzheimer’s do to harm anyone ??!!!!???

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