Migrant boy, 2, dies after being detained by US Border Patrol; 4th death of teenage since December

Migrant boy, 2, dies after being detained by US Border Patrol; 4th death of teenage since December
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Printed eleven:28 PM EDT Also can 15, 2019

HOUSTON – A Guatemalan suited says a 2½-year-frail migrant small one has died after crossing the border, turning into the fourth minor known to contain died after being detained by the Border Patrol since December.

Tekandi Paniagua, the consul for Guatemala in Del Rio, Texas, mentioned Wednesday that the boy had entered the United States alongside with his mother or father at El Paso, Texas, in early April. Paniagua mentioned the boy had a high fever and disaster breathing, and authorities took him to a children’s sanatorium where he change into diagnosed with pneumonia.

The boy remained hospitalized for a number of month earlier than death Tuesday. The Washington Put up first reported his death.

U.S. Customs and Border Safety didn’t acknowledge to a inquire for comment Wednesday.

Advocates contain lengthy questioned the Border Patrol’s skill to savor the 1000’s of fogeys and children in its custody. The agency says it’s overwhelmed by the surge of migrant households crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.


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