Yusif Osman was a legal resident from Ghana and had been living in Los Angeles for five years. Osman faced deportation on smuggling charges, an allegation he denied. While at a detention center outside San Diego, he died suddenly. His story highlights the poor care some immigrants have received in immigration facilities across the U.S.
Careless Detention: Series Introduction Video | Washington Post reporters Dana Priest and Amy Goldstein introduce their series about the haphazard state of medical care provided at immigration detention centers.Video by Whitney Shefte/washingtonpost.com
'Faking Symptoms' -- An Asylum Seeker's Ordeal Photos | Joseph Dantica had a valid visa when he entered the United States in 2004. But fearing for his life if he returned to his native Haiti, Dantica asked for asylum. He wound up being detained at Krome Service Processing Center, an immigration detention center in Miami. Dantica died while waiting for his asylum hearing.