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Thu May 16, 2019, 09:33 PM

4th death of migrant child since December raises new alarms

Source: Associated Press

4th death of migrant child since December raises new alarms

By NOMAAN MERCHANT
May 16, 2019

HOUSTON (AP) — Advocates raised new alarms Thursday about the U.S. government’s treatment of migrant families after a 2½-year-old Guatemalan child became the fourth minor known to have died after being detained by border agents since December.

“The death of a single child in custody of our government is a horrific tragedy,” said Jess Morales Rocketto, chair of the advocacy group Families Belong Together. “Four in six months is a clear pattern of willful, callous disregard for children’s lives.”

The boy died Tuesday after several weeks in the hospital, American and Guatemalan authorities said. Tekandi Paniagua, Guatemala’s consul in Del Rio, Texas, said the boy had a high fever and difficulty breathing, and authorities took him to a children’s hospital where he was diagnosed with pneumonia.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the boy’s mother told Border Patrol agents her son was ill on April 6, three days after they were apprehended near an international bridge in El Paso, Texas.

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Thu May 16, 2019, 09:35 PM

1. This is a crime against humanity

plain and simple

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Thu May 16, 2019, 09:37 PM

2. the "pro-life" party

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Thu May 16, 2019, 09:41 PM

3. Key statement: fourth minor known to have died after being detained by border agents since December.

Key word actually: known. We have no idea how many have actually died. I suspect that number is higher, and wouldn't surprise me if it was much higher unfortunately.

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