is the second death of a minor in 5 days
An eight-year-old girl died Wednesday while she was in the hospital’s in the custody of immigration authorities U.S. Border Patrol (CBP) reported.
The minor and her family were in CBP custody when she “experienced a medical emergency” at the Border Patrol facility in Harlington, Texas, the government detailed in a statement.
Immigration authorities called emergency medical services to the CBP station where the minor was being held, the statement explained, and transferred her to a local hospitalwhere she eventually died.
The nationality of the minor and her family are still unknown, as are details about. what caused her death. CBP assured in the statement that it will provide additional information about his death at a later date.
The death of this minor comes five days after it was reported another migrant deathin this case of a 14-year-old boy from Honduras, while in the custody of authorities in Florida.
Both tragedies come on the heels of last week’s U.S. lifting of Title 42, a measure put in place by Donald Trump (2017-2021) and continued by President Joe Biden to immediately expel migrants with the excuse of the pandemic.
Under new rules that went into effect on May 11, authorities can hold migrants crossing irregularly in custody until an official decides to whether or not they can file an asylum case.
Faced with the immigration landscape in the U.S., civic and pro-immigrant groups filed a federal lawsuit in a California court against the Biden Administration over restrictions imposed on asylum seekers.