Medical checks ordered after second child migrant dies in U.S. custody

Medical checks ordered after second child migrant dies in U.S. custody

Medical checks ordered after second child migrant dies in U.S. custody

The child was initially sent to Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center with his father during the day on Monday, according to a statement from CBP. That could include support from the Coast Guard as well as possibly more aid from the Defense Department, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Health and Human Services, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Immigration advocates and human rights groups sharply criticized CBP in the wake of Felipe's death.

A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died of dehydration and septic shock while in government custody earlier this month. Late at night, at around 10:00 p.m., CBP said Felipe again appeared nauseous and "lethargic".

They were kept in the field for more than three hours, CBP said, though it didn't offer an explanation.

But the Trump administration said Caal's death showed the danger of her journey and the family's decision to cross the border illegally. On Dec. 20, they were transferred to the El Paso Border Patrol Station and provided with showers, food and water and were given 17 welfare checks through Dec. 22, the agency said.

Now, McAleenan said CBP wants to focus on immediate care of those under the age of 10 who are brought into custody. The agency said it has notified the DHS inspector general.

CBP released a timeline of the days before the boy's death.

The first time, the young boy was discharged mid-afternoon after being held for observation. Amoxicillin is a commonly prescribed antibiotic.

The ministry said it will provide assistance and consular protection to the father and assume responsibility for the repatriation of the boy's remains. He began showing flu-like symptoms on December 24 and died later that evening after twice being seen by doctors at a local hospital in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

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CBP has not yet confirmed when or where the father and son entered the United States or how long they were detained, saying only in its statement that the boy had been "previously apprehended" by its agents.

CBP typically detains immigrants for no more than a few days when they cross the border before either releasing them or turning them over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for longer-term detention.

"This is a tragic loss", CBP Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan said. CBP is also "reviewing all available custody options to relieve capacity issues in Border Patrol stations and checkpoints in El Paso Sector".

They arrived at the Alamogordo border station late on December 22, where they were transferred for final processing. Alamogordo is about 145 kilometres from El Paso.

Caal's 8 December death reignited debate in the United States over immigration policy and the treatment of migrants. Guatemala's foreign ministry in a statement said that its consul in Phoenix, Arizona, was monitoring the situation and had sought to interview the boy's father "to know their version of the facts". The Associated Press news agency reported they had plans to go to Johnson City, Tennessee.

Her dad has been identified as 29-year-old Nery Caal in American media.

Xochitl Torres Small, a Democrat who will represent the district starting in January, called for a thorough and transparent investigation into the children's deaths and more medical resources along the border.

"This is inexcusable", he said. The Guatemalan government did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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