Migrant 7-Year-Old Girl Dies in Custody of Border Patrol, Investigation Underway

A Migrant girl died of dehydration and starvation trying to get in United States

Today, the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (DHS OIG) announced that it will investigate the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan migrant girl who recently died after being taken into Border Patrol custody.

At the culmination of its investigation, DHS OIG will provide a final report to the DHS Secretary, the Congress, and the public.

On December 6, 2018 a 7-year-old girl from Guatemala died of dehydration and shock after she was taken into Border Patrol custody for crossing from Mexico into the United States illegally with her father and a large group of migrants along a remote span of New Mexico desert.

The girl and her father were taken into custody at 10 p.m. as part of a group of 163 people who approached U.S. agents to turn themselves in.

More than eight hours later, the girl began having seizures. Emergency responders, who arrived soon after, measured her body temperature at 105.7 degrees. She reportedly had not eaten or consumed water for several days.

After a helicopter flight to Providence Children’s Hospital in El Paso, the child went into cardiac arrest and was revived. However, the child did not recover and died at the hospital less than 24 hours after being transported.

Border Patrol did not release the name of the girl or her father, but the father remains in El Paso awaiting a meeting with Guatemalan consular officials.

In addition to an investigation of the specific circumstances of the child’s death, DHS OIG will continue its ongoing program of unannounced inspections of Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities.

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packetguy
packetguy

The ONLY person responsible for this poor girl’s death is her derelict father. If any US Citizens had treated their children this way, those citizens would have been imprisoned immediately and their children seized and put into the nation’s deadly foster care system.

Please no whiners claiming “but, better life!” Nobody owes you a better life, and you’re NEVER entitled to break laws to get one.

adamhammer
adamhammer

PBS reported this week that it was common practice for either DHS or Border Patrol to go after the family members that volunteered to take the children of parents that have been arrested by the Border Patrol retards for illegal crossing into this country. Any way board patrol would rather try and arrest and or deport the family members that come forward to try and get these children out of the prison’s they are in while their parents are being deported for try to get into this county illegally. This is after they have been separated on purpose from their parents and then end up incarcerated indefinitely

StevenThomas1949
StevenThomas1949

Once anyone is taken into custody whomever does it becomes responsible for their Safety, in this case CBP! I guess they will need to come up with more training instead of common sense which is most likely going to cost in a Federal Lawsuit! CBP owns this and their actions.

tz1
tz1

Her Father drags her through a desert where she has NOTHING to eat or drink for a week and is critically dehydrated, but says she is fine and overloads the Border Patrol being among over a hundred illegals, and somehow it is the US Government's fault?