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    Transgender Migrant From Honduras Dies in U.S. Custody
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    In this May 29, 2018, photo, Roxana Hernandez a transgender woman, left, talks with her friends behind the community center called El Caracol, where legal aid was being offered to migrants of the caravan by volunteer US lawyers in Tijuana, Mexico. The 33-year-old Hernandez died Friday, May 25, in an Albuquerque hospital, where she was admitted after showing symptoms of pneumonia, dehydration and complications associated with HIV.

    A transgender Honduran woman, who was part of the caravan of Central American migrants that arrived at the U.S. border earlier this month, died in detention on Friday.

    Roxana Hernandez, 33, died in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at a hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from what appeared to be cardiac arrest. Hernandez was first admitted to a hospital more than a week ago "with symptoms of pneumonia, dehydration, and complications associated with HIV," according to a statement from ICE.

    Immigration officials identified the woman as Jeffry Hernandez, but LGBTQ rights advocates and caravan organizers said her name was Roxana.