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September 15, 2010

Judge Dismisses Suit Against Immigrations Office Over Denied HIV Care

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer dismissed two HIV-positive men’s lawsuit against the U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Both claimed officials denied them HIV treatment while in custody, Courthouse News Service reports. Plantiff Teofilo Miranda and the mother of deceased plantiff Juan Carlos Baires sued ICE, the Department of Homeland Security and various agency directors for mistreatment as a result of policies that ration essential medical care. Breyer dismissed the claims, stating that although the plaintiff’s alleged treatment violated IEC policy, their injuries weren’t caused by the national policies or by the actions of the agency directors.

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