Elder is a father of two young children, who has been detained at Eloy Detention Center in Arizona for more than 6 months. He has several serious health conditions that are rapidly deteriorating and he is being denied appropriate medical care while in detention. In 2000, Elder was shot in the stomach while living in Guatemala, leaving him with a colostomy bag. Now, while in detention, he has severe and ongoing health issues, including gastritis, ulcers, and a stomach infection, all of which leave him unable to swallow solid food. ICE is refusing to follow Elder's doctor's orders, denying him medications and the specialized diet he needs, therefore, risking his life. Elder has been in segregation for at least 2 weeks, after an interaction with a guard in which he refused to follow orders that directly contradicted his doctor's advice. He is being punished for requesting appropriate medical care.

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