Hiu Lui Ng

Hiu Lui "Jason" Ng
Hiu Lui "Jason" Ng (吳曉雷; b. ca. 1975, d. August 5/6, 2008) was a New Yorker seized at his final green card interview, who died at age 34 while in custody of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after symptoms of liver cancer were ignored.wikipedia
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Immigration detention

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While in immigration detention, Ng grew frail and complained for months of excruciating back pain; officials at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Rhode Island denied him an independent medical evaluation.
On 6 August 2008, 34-year-old New Yorker Hiu Lui Ng died in the detention of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility

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While in immigration detention, Ng grew frail and complained for months of excruciating back pain; officials at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Rhode Island denied him an independent medical evaluation. Being held at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Rhode Island, Ng was awaiting deportation for having overstayed an earlier visa.
Death of Hiu lui Ng- Hiu Lui "Jason" Ng an immigrant from China was a Detainee who died while in custody of the Donald W. Wyatt Facility.

Green card

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1975, d. August 5/6, 2008) was a New Yorker seized at his final green card interview, who died at age 34 while in custody of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after symptoms of liver cancer were ignored. His wife, a naturalized citizen, had petitioned to get him legal residency, but he was seized at his final green card interview on July 19, 2007 on the old deportation order.

Rhode Island

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While in immigration detention, Ng grew frail and complained for months of excruciating back pain; officials at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Rhode Island denied him an independent medical evaluation. Being held at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Rhode Island, Ng was awaiting deportation for having overstayed an earlier visa.

The New York Times

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The events leading up to his death were condemned by the editorial page of The New York Times and other persons and organizations. The editors of The New York Times condemned the death, writing that Mr. Ng "paid the ultimate price for overstaying a visa, and getting lost in a sprawling system that some have likened to the gulag."

The Washington Post

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An exposé by The Washington Post highlighted Ng's case and identified tens of questionable deaths of ICE detainees between 2003 and 2008, the circumstances together which prompted the attempted introduction of federal legislation to ensure timely and effective medical care for immigration detainees.

New York City

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Ng came to New York City from Hong Kong in 1992 at age 17.

Hong Kong

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Ng came to New York City from Hong Kong in 1992 at age 17.

Computer engineering

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He went to college, became a computer engineer, married a United States citizen, and fathered two American born sons.

Right of asylum

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The government rejected his pleas for political asylum.

Naturalization

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His wife, a naturalized citizen, had petitioned to get him legal residency, but he was seized at his final green card interview on July 19, 2007 on the old deportation order.

Residency (domicile)

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His wife, a naturalized citizen, had petitioned to get him legal residency, but he was seized at his final green card interview on July 19, 2007 on the old deportation order.

Deportation

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His wife, a naturalized citizen, had petitioned to get him legal residency, but he was seized at his final green card interview on July 19, 2007 on the old deportation order.

Back pain

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While in immigration detention, Ng grew frail and complained for months of excruciating back pain; officials at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Rhode Island denied him an independent medical evaluation.

Habeas corpus

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Ng's lawyers filed a petition of habeas corpus to see that he received suitable medical treatment, which a judge declined, but nevertheless directed that that Ng receive the medical treatment.

Cancer

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When he finally saw a doctor, the diagnosis was terminal cancer and a broken spine.

Vertebral column

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When he finally saw a doctor, the diagnosis was terminal cancer and a broken spine.

Hepatocellular carcinoma

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The State Medical Examiners office later declared that he died due to complications of metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer).

Connecticut

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Ng's lawyers demanded a criminal investigation in a letter to federal and state prosecutors in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont, and the Department of Homeland Security.

Massachusetts

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Ng's lawyers demanded a criminal investigation in a letter to federal and state prosecutors in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont, and the Department of Homeland Security.

Vermont

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Ng's lawyers demanded a criminal investigation in a letter to federal and state prosecutors in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont, and the Department of Homeland Security.

United States Department of Homeland Security

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Ng's lawyers demanded a criminal investigation in a letter to federal and state prosecutors in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont, and the Department of Homeland Security.

Travel visa

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The editors of The New York Times condemned the death, writing that Mr. Ng "paid the ultimate price for overstaying a visa, and getting lost in a sprawling system that some have likened to the gulag."

Gulag

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The editors of The New York Times condemned the death, writing that Mr. Ng "paid the ultimate price for overstaying a visa, and getting lost in a sprawling system that some have likened to the gulag."

José E. Serrano

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Prompted by the death, Congressman José Enrique Serrano wrote to the ICE, in a letter dated August 13, 2008: "there is a certain standard we should live up to for everyone we have detained and it is outrageous that anyone would be treated in such a fashion while in your custody."