In US Border Control Custody, 7 Year Old Migrant Girl Dies due to Dehydration - TNBC USA

In the last week, a  girl from Guatemala of 7 years old died due to shock and dehydration after she was taken into Border Patrol custody for crossing from Mexico to the United States illegally along with her father and along with a large group of Migrants and remote span of New Mexico desert according to the US Customs and the Border Protection. The death of the child is for boosting scrutiny of confinement by the huge number of families asking asylum in the United States.

The CBP records said the girl and her father were taken into custody about 10 pm. At Dec 6 at the South of Lordsburg of New Mexico, as the part of a group of 163 people who proposed the US agents for turning themselves in.

Later, the grabbing at 6.25 am, CBP records show. Emergency responders, who riched soon after, evaluated her body temperature at 105.7 degrees, and according to a statement from CBP, “reportedly had not eaten or consumed water for several days ”.

In El Paso, at the Providence Children’s Hospital after a helicopter flight, the child had undergone into the cardiac arrest and “was revived”, according to the agency. CBP said, “However, the child did not recover and died at the hospital less than 24 hours after being transported”.

The agency did not disclose the name of the girl or her father’s name, but the father persists in EL Paso waiting in a meeting with the consular officials of Guatemala, as per as the officials of CBP. The agency is inspecting the incident to establish appropriate policies were pursued.

Food along with water are basically issued to the migrants in Border Patrol custody, and it was not urgently clear whether the girl accepted assistance and a medical exam before the onset of seizures.

CBP representative Andrew Meehan said in a statement in The Washington Post, “Our sincerest condolences go out to the family of the child”. Meehan said, “ Border Patrol agents took every possible step to save the child’s life under the most trying of circumstances. As fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, we empathize with the loss of any child”.







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