An 8-year-old woman died whereas in US Customs and Border Safety custody in Harlingen, Texas, the company stated Wednesday.
The woman and her household have been in custody at a CBP facility when she “skilled a medical emergency,” the company stated in a information launch Wednesday night time, with out offering particulars.
“Emergency Medical Companies have been referred to as to the station and transported her to the native hospital the place she was pronounced useless,” the discharge stated.
The Workplace of Skilled Accountability is investigating her demise, as is according to protocol, CBP officers stated.
The kid’s demise comes days after an unaccompanied Honduran 17-year-old housed at a Florida shelter died whereas underneath the care of the US Division of Well being and Human Companies’ Workplace of Refugee Resettlement, in keeping with a congressional discover obtained by final week.
Final week, immigration officers stated in a courtroom submitting that surging migration coupled with the termination of Title 42 “is overwhelming U.S. Customs and Border Safety (CBP) amenities, risking widespread well being and security dangers to migrants, authorities workers, and the general public.”
Detention amenities alongside the US-Mexico border surpassed capability after an uptick in migrant crossings forward of the expiration of Title 42, a Covid-era border restriction that was lifted final week.