Published: Sat, December 29, 2018
Global Media | By Jackie Banks

Death of migrant boy, eight, deepens chaos on U.S. border

Death of migrant boy, eight, deepens chaos on U.S. border

The father of an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died in US custody took his son to the border after hearing rumors that parents and their children would be allowed to migrate to the United States and escape the poverty in their homeland, the boy's stepsister told The Associated Press. She was apparently well when agents detained her and her father, but became ill on a bus ride to a border patrol station where she arrived with a fever.

The boy showed "signs of potential illness" on Monday and was taken with his father to a hospital in Alamogordo, New Mexico, the agency said. He was diagnosed with a cold but was later found to be suffering from a fever. He was released with medical prescriptions yet returned to the hospital on Monday evening after he began vomiting, where he died just hours later, the statement added.

Before this month, there were six deaths in CBP custody in 2018, and none of those were children, DHS officials said.

Guatemala's government "will request a clear investigation and safeguarding due process in this case from the U.S. authorities", a statement from the ministry of foreign affairs said. 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.

Alonzo died early Tuesday after being hospitalized and released with a temperature earlier in the day.

But McAleenan's pleas for Congress to assist border patrol in the care and protection of migrants comes during a partial government shutdown.

Nielsen and immigration agencies have not been able to answer the question of how many children have died while in the agency's custody, drawing criticism from lawmakers. "We need to budget for medical care and mental health care for children in our facilities".

González Morales has twice requested an invitation from the US government for an official visit but said he has not received a reply.

Migrant boy, 8, dies after being detained in government custody

A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died earlier this month after being apprehended by border agents.

An 8-year-old boy, identified by Guatemalan authorities as Felipe Gómez Alonzo, died at Christmas.

After the two deaths, the government announced that it would conduct additional medical screening for children and consider other changes.

Detained on the USA border, Felipe Gomez Alonzo died late on Christmas Eve in a New Mexico hospital a few weeks after setting off with his father, becoming the second Guatemalan child to die this month while in United States custody.

It was at this point that the father declined further medical treatment for his son and told officials that he "had been feeling better", an official said.

The group of migrants waited eight hours before boarding a bus to the Lordsburg Border Patrol Station.

Castro said the Trump administration's policy of turning people away from legal ports of entry - known as "metering" - is "putting families and children in great danger".

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