Young illegal immigrant activist dies of Covid-19 after deportation - Seven Days

A young trans activist for Vermont illegal immigrant farmworkers has died of Covid-19, after being deported to Mexico, Migrant Justice reported Tuesday.

"Durvi Martinez, a trans woman who used they/them pronouns, "was a brave and outspoken advocate for immigrant and LGBTQ rights," the organization said in a statement Tuesday announcing their July 1 death. "Durvi will be remembered as a loving and supportive friend." Martinez is believed to have contracted the new coronavirus in Mexico, but Migrant Justice said it holds U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement responsible for their "unjust" detention, deportation and death."



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