UNDOCUMENTED WOMAN AWAITING SURGERY FOR BRAIN TUMOR ARRESTED AT HOSPITAL

An undocumented woman in desperate need of brain surgery has been forcibly removed from a Texas hospital — and her relatives in New York fear she could lose her life, a family representative said early Thursday.

This is outrageous and shameful:

  1. Sara Beltran-Hernandez, an undocumented woman from El Salvador in desperate need of brain surgery to remove a brain tumor, has been forcibly removed from Huguley Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas and detained by ICE.
  2. Sara Beltran-Hernandez is a mother of two children.
  3. “They had her tied up from hands and ankles. She was brought in a wheelchair and is not being given treatment even though her nose continues to bleed and she has told them her head is exploding.” -Family spokeswoman Melissa Zuniga. [The Intellectualist]

Sara Beltran-Hernandez was detained after trying to migrate to the Big Apple from El Salvador without proper documentation in November 2015, family spokeswoman Melissa Zuniga told the Daily News. Beltran-Hernandez has been held at the Prairieland Detention Center in Alvarado, Texas ever since, as her Queens-based family members have tried to petition for her asylum.

Earlier this month, Beltran-Hernandez, 26, began complaining about severe headaches, nosebleeds and memory loss. Last week, she collapsed and was subsequently taken to a hospital.

Doctors diagnosed her with a brain tumor and determined that she needed surgery.

But Zuniga told The News that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents forcibly removed Beltran-Hernandez from the Huguley Hospital in Fort Worth on Wednesday evening.

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