Second Guatemalan child dies in USA government custody in a month

Second Guatemalan child dies in USA government custody in a month

Second Guatemalan child dies in USA government custody in a month

With border crossings surging, CBP processes thousands of children - both alone and with their parents - every month.

Gomez Alonzo's death came less than three weeks after a 7-year old Guatemalan girl also died in CBP custody.

Felipe "always wanted a bicycle" and their father saw the U.S.as a way to help get their family out of poverty, Gomez Lucas said. In such places, migrant children are to be sent to medical centers or emergency medical crews for examination. "On behalf of US Customs and Border Protection, our deepest sympathies go out to the family", he added.

Felipe's death came on the same day that Jakelin Caal, a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who recently died in USA custody under similar circumstances, was buried in the remote village of San Antonio Secortez. Alonzo lost consciousness on the way to the hospital and could not be revived.

"The doctor said his health was OK, " she said her father told her. You give them food and water.

The boy, who was detained with his father, died shortly after midnight at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center in Alamogordo, New Mexico, about 145kms north of the border crossing in El Paso, Texas.

The cause of death has yet to be announced. "They said they could pass with the children", said Catarina Gomez Lucas, the boy's 21-year-old stepsister, explaining why Felipe and his father, Agustin Gomez, made the risky journey.

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The previous instance saw seven-year-old Jakelin Caal, also from Guatemala, die just hours after being taken into custody.

With his father, he had traveled 2,000 miles from his home in Guatemala to reach the U.S. border, where the pair were apprehended by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents. She had traveled more than 3,200 kilometers with her father to the USA border.

Nielsen plans to travel later this week to the Mexico border region to witness medical screenings and conditions at Border Patrol stations, she said in a statement Wednesday, as Congress and President Donald Trump remain deadlocked over his demands for billions of dollars to fund a wall along the border. Sepsis happens when infecting organisms release deadly substances in the blood and tissue. But an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday in Albuquerque, according to the University of New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator.

The description of the family's reasons for leaving Guatemala to try to enter the United States was one of escaping poverty, which is not a recognized reason for granting asylum in the country.

About 7 p.m., while they were being held at a highway checkpoint on Route 70, Felipe vomited, officials said. On Thursday, Senator Dianne Feinstein urged the Senate to hold a hearing in the new year on how children are treated in US custody.

"It is now clear that migrants, particularly children, are increasingly facing medical challenges and harboring illness caused by their long and unsafe journey", said Nielsen, who announced that she will travel to the border later this week to review medical screenings and Border Patrol stations.

The DHS secretary defended Border Patrol officials, saying they had "assisted more than 4,300 people in distress along the border". But then my husband said he died peacefully. George Grow was the editor. Instead they're protesting. Where were you when we needed you? Write to us in the Comments section, and visit our Facebook page.


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