Migrant GIRL dies–“Horrific, Tragic Death”

As you would expect, the White House takes no responsibility.

WASHINGTON — A White House official said on Friday that the Trump administration was not responsible for the  who died from dehydration last week while in the custody of the Border Patrol.

Officials said the girl, Jakelin Caal Maquin, and her father were among 163 migrants who turned themselves in to the Border Patrol in a remote area of desert in New Mexico, shortly after the group crossed into the United States.

Internal investigators at the Department of Homeland Security are looking into whether Border Patrol agents followed proper procedures while Jakelin was in their custody, officials said. An autopsy is expected, but the results may take several weeks, they said. The Washington Post first reported her death on Thursday.

Officials said Jakelin’s father signed a form saying she did not have any health problems. The document was in English, but officials said Border Patrol agents spoke with the father in Spanish and explained the form to him.

But around 5 a.m. on Dec. 7, while the migrants where being bused to a Border Patrol station in Lordsburg, N.M. — about three hours from where the group was initially apprehended — the father reported that his daughter was sick and had started vomiting.

“Why did the Commissioner of Customs & Border Protection keep this little girl’s death secret until after he testified before me & Senate Judiciary Committee this week? I will be demanding answers,” Senator Richard Blumenthal, Democrat of Connecticut, wrote on Twitter.

Source: New York Times

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