14 December 2018 - 7-year-old immigrant girl dies after US Border Patrol arrest
Migrant caravan: Girl dies in custody after crossing US-Mexico border
(BBC News, 14/12/2018)
A seven-year-old girl from Guatemala who illegally crossed the US-Mexico border with her father died hours after being taken into custody, US media say.
The girl, who arrived in the US last week as part of a group of migrants, died of dehydration and shock, the Washington Post reported.
The AP news agency quotes border officials as saying she had not had food or water for several days.
7-year-old migrant girl taken into Border Patrol custody dies of dehydration, exhaustion
Nick Miroff and Robert Moore (The Washington Post, 13/12/2018)
A 7-year-old girl from Guatemala died of dehydration and shock after she was taken into Border Patrol custody last week for crossing from Mexico into the United States illegally with her father and a large group of migrants along a remote span of New Mexico desert, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday.
The child’s death is likely to intensify scrutiny of detention conditions at Border Patrol stations and CBP facilities that are increasingly overwhelmed by large numbers of families seeking asylum in the United States.
According to CBP records, the girl and her father were taken into custody about 10 p.m. Dec. 6 south of Lordsburg, N.M., as part of a group of 163 people who approached U.S. agents to turn themselves in.
7-Year-Old Migrant Girl Dies Of Dehydration In Border Patrol Custody: Report
Antonia Blumberg (The Huffington Post, 13/12/2018)
A 7-year-old girl from Guatemala died of dehydration and shock while in U.S. Border Patrol custody last week, The Washington Post reported Thursday, citing U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The girl, who the Post said was not identified by the CBP, started having seizures roughly eight hours after the Border Patrol took her into custody along with her father and a group of 163 other people who had crossed the border illegally along a stretch of New Mexico desert.
The migrants had turned themselves in to U.S. agents and were taken into custody about 10 p.m. Dec. 6. The girl began having seizures at 6:25 the following morning, CBP records stated.
7-Year-Old Migrant Girl Dies Of Dehydration And Shock In Border Patrol Custody
Richard Gonzales (NPR, 13/12/2018)
A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who crossed the southern border into the United States illegally earlier this month died of dehydration and shock after being apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol in New Mexico.
The girl and her father were part of a group of 163 people who surrendered to Border Patrol officers on the night of December 6, south of Lordsburg N.M., according to the Washington Post, which first reported the story.
NPR has requested comment from Customs and Border Protection, the Border Patrol's parent agency.