It has been reported that Juan Pablo Flores-Segura, a 31-year-old citizen of Mexico, died a mere hours after being taken into immigration custody and transferred to an "immigration processing center" in Southern California. The possible cause of death is a brain hemorrhage.
According to WebMd.com the most common cause for a brain hemorrhage for individuals under 50 is head trauma.
So the question becomes, did something happen to Mr. Flores-Segura during the approximately four hour period when he was en route that would trigger a brain hemorrhage.
No official cause of death has been reported, and I have yet to see an announcement from the Obama administration.
I'll keep you posted.
Matthew Kolken is a trial lawyer with experience in all aspects of United States Immigration Law including Immigration Courts throughout the United States, and appellate practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. District Courts, and U.S. Courts of Appeals. He is admitted to practice in the courts of the State of New York , the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).