Federal authorities noted that a 10-year-old girl from El Salvador has become the sixth migrant child to die in US Custody.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) told CBS News the girl died on September 29, 2018, and was one of the first six migrant children to die after being detained by border agents. Mark Weber, a spokesperson for HHS, told the news station that the girl had a history of congenital heart defects.
The child was taken under the care of an Office of Refugee Resettlement facility in San Antonio, Texas, on March 4, 2018. Weber told the news station that, by that time, the child was in a “medically fragile” state.
“Following a surgical procedure, complications left the child in a comatose state. She was transported to a nursing facility in Phoenix, Arizona for palliative care in May after release from a San Antonio hospital,”…
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