Second child dies in U.S. custody within three weeks. It's a very Trump administration Christmas.
As part of a true Trump administration Christmas, another child died in U.S. custody this morning. He made it to the U.S. from Guatemala alive, only to die after reaching this, the wealthiest nation on earth, a nation that rose through the strength of immigrants.
The 8-year-old, who had been detained earlier along with his father, died shortly after midnight Tuesday at a New Mexico hospital, the CBP said in a statement. The boy showed “signs of potential illness” on Monday and was taken to a hospital in Alamogordo but released after being given medication for a cold and fever, the agency said.
Returned to the hospital Monday evening with nausea and vomiting, the boy died hours later, according to the CBP, which said an investigation had been launched into the circumstances.
If you’re keeping track, on December 24, the body of seven-year-old Jakelin Caal reached her home town in Guatemala for burial after she died in U.S. custody on December 7.
The Trump administration is killing children, and doesn’t even necessarily see that as a problem. The administration is also resisting investigation of Jakelin’s death—as a Democratic House comes in, let’s see the investigation into both deaths become a priority,