Guatemalan boy, 8, dies in U.S. immigration custody

Guatemalan boy, 8, dies in U.S. immigration custody

What used to be an "extraordinarily rare occurrence" has already happened twice this month - the death of a child in the custody of United States border officials.

Margaret Huang, executive director of Amnesty International USA, said the Trump administration's "policies of cruelty toward migrants and asylum-seekers at the border must cease immediately before any more children are harmed".

First, Border Patrol is conducting secondary medical checks on all children in CBP care and custody with a particular focus on children under 10.

"We've got over 1,500 emergency medical technicians that have been co-trained as law enforcement officers". But the father of six, like others in the rural farming village of Yalambojoch, decided traveling with a child was the only way out. The child was likely given the Ibuprofen to break the fever, which is one of the medications most known for doing that.

"This is an extraordinarily rare occurrence", McAleenan said to CBS This Morning of the recent child deaths. He returned to the medical center, where he died after midnight.

On Monday evening, the boy began vomiting and was taken back to the hospital for evaluation.

The boy's mother told the AP, through Gomez Lucas, that her son was healthy when he left on the journey, and she had spoken to him the day before he and his father were taken into custody by CBP officials, which happened on December 18.

CBP promised "an independent and thorough review of the circumstances".

The agency said that the cause of death had not been determined, and that the Department of Homeland Security's inspector-general and the Guatemalan government had been notified.

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"We're overcrowded, understaffed. We don't have the manpower to deal with this crisis".

DHS Secretary Kristjen Nielsen released a statement Wednesday. "You would think an American president could walk and chew gum at the same time", wrote caroljs.

But it seems likely those changes won't address the real driver of this problem which isn't just economic opportunity but a belief that having a child with them gives migrants an advantage. If they complain, you flag it. "Those are the guys that are getting hurt".

That's according to Oscar Padilla, the Guatemalan consul in Phoenix, who met Wednesday with Agustin Gomez, the father of Felipe Gomez Alonzo. CBP had reported that Jakelin didn't eat or consume water for several days on the trip northward. When the boy was evaluated for release, hospital staff found a fever and he was held for an additional 90 minutes before being released on Monday afternoon, CBP said.

The cause of death has yet to be announced.

Customs and Border Protection is part of the Department of Homeland Security.

On Tuesday, Castro called for a congressional investigation of the death. Waldman says Nielsen will tour multiple stations and substations operated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

And according to United States law, even some who enter illegally can seek defensive asylum. The boy, identified by Guatemalan officials as Felipe Gomez Alonzo, was the second migrant child to die in CBP's custody this month. Trump said the shutdown will last until the funds for border security are guaranteed. She also wants the U.S. Coast Guard to examine the medical programs offered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agency that detained the 8-year-old and his father for a week. A few hours after the father and boy entered the facility, the child complained of being nauseous and later vomited.

"We've asked for help". On December 23, they were moved to the Alamogordo Border Patrol Station in New Mexico.

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