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  Hypocrisy by some:   Remember when the used the excuse that some asylum seekers needed to be rejected because they had "diseases".    Now they are saying that they accepted this child into their custody and if she died while in their care, that the US is not responsible.   

 

    How is that supposed to work?   Those working at the border, they would have to be deaf, dumb and blind to not recognize that this child was ill.   The temp was 105...does that mean that the CBP did not touch her, that some "other" person was handling this child after she was separated from her father?   

 

     It is a tragic death, one that could have been avoided if the process at the border worked with even a modicum of efficiently.  

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@retiredtraveler wrote:

'....Comments:   What happened?   Are children taken into US custody being treated humanely?...".

 

Your article answered the question. Father and child walked hundreds of miles, child got ill, we got a helicopter to take her to hospital, and she died. There was no 'inhumane' treatment involved. I'm surprised there aren't far more cases of dehydration and malnutrition in the ranks of the migrants.

  If anyone is to blame, blame the Mexican government for not taking care of them as they reached the border.



@retiredtraveler wrote:

'....Comments:   What happened?   Are children taken into US custody being treated humanely?...".

 

Your article answered the question. Father and child walked hundreds of miles, child got ill, we got a helicopter to take her to hospital, and she died. There was no 'inhumane' treatment involved. I'm surprised there aren't far more cases of dehydration and malnutrition in the ranks of the migrants.

  If anyone is to blame, blame the Mexican government for not taking care of them as they reached the border.


We can always keep the ball rolling down the hill.  it is not the fact as to whether we did or didn't do the correct thing and the girl died anyway.

It is not the fact that the Mexican Government needs to deal with this issue also or not. the issue is, that these things are happening when they shouldn't be happening. the death of a child whether you are directly involved or not is too horrible to simply shake it up to who is to blame.

Have some compassion for those parents, have compassion for the child that has died. is not a matter of being a victim is a matter of being a human being

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retiredtraveler:  Father and child walked hundreds of miles, child got ill, we got a helicopter to take her to hospital, and she died. There was no 'inhumane' treatment involved.

 

 

 

 

 

The key phrase here is "had died after experiencing fever and seizures while in its custody for eight hours". She obviously was in distress when they took her in custody, so why was her condition ignored until she began having seizures?

 

 

The US Border Patrol confirmed that an accompanied girl aged seven had died after experiencing fever and seizures while in its custody for eight hours on Thursday of last week.

The girl, whose nationality was not given, was flown to hospital in El Paso where she suffered cardiac arrest and died within 24 hours.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46562499

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'....Comments:   What happened?   Are children taken into US custody being treated humanely?...".

 

Your article answered the question. Father and child walked hundreds of miles, child got ill, we got a helicopter to take her to hospital, and she died. There was no 'inhumane' treatment involved. I'm surprised there aren't far more cases of dehydration and malnutrition in the ranks of the migrants.

  If anyone is to blame, blame the Mexican government for not taking care of them as they reached the border.


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Tucker Carlson  a Fox Host just stated that those people that are trying to enter the US make America "dirtier"

With the death of this child, we can see the amount of lack of morality that we have descended with this Administration.

I have news to you Mr. Carlson,  no human being in this world deserves those words,  therefore.  YOU  ARE THE ONE THAT MAKES AMERICA  DIRTIER.

 

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Richva

A very well stated post.

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Richva wrote-If you take children into your custody, you are accepting a certain, minimum, amount of responsibility.  It is quite possible that this child was in critical condition when the authorities separated her from her family. However, once  the United States government took over as her guardian, we will have to show that the actions  of our law enforcement agencies provided as much care as was possible. 

 

No amount of "what about" defenses from the right will change that. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------So you are blaming the United States government for intentionally let her die and not the father? Even you can`t believe that.

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@easyed598 wrote:

The Dems rather blame Trump and not the father who put her harms way by illegally crossing our border. I guess if we had given the father $50,000 in extortion money to return to Guatamala,she would be alive today.Trump Dementia Syndrome gone awry.


If you take children into your custody, you are accepting a certain, minimum, amount of responsibility.  It is quite possible that this child was in critical condition when the authorities separated her from her family. However, once  the United States government took over as her guardian, we will have to show that the actions  of our law enforcement agencies provided as much care as was possible. 

 

No amount of "what about" defenses from the right will change that. 

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The Dems rather blame Trump and not the father who put her harms way by illegally crossing our border. I guess if we had given the father $50,000 in extortion money to return to Guatamala,she would be alive today.Trump Dementia Syndrome gone awry.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/7-year-old-migrant-girl-taken-into-border-pat...

 

7-year-old migrant girl taken into Border Patrol custody dies of dehydration, exhaustion.

 

 

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.

 

 

More than eight hours later, the child began having seizures at 6:25 a.m., CBP records show. Emergency responders, who arrived soon after, measured her body temperature at 105.7 degrees, and according to a statement from CBP, she “reportedly had not eaten or consumed water for several days.”

 

 

After a helicopter flight to Providence Children’s Hospital in El Paso, the child went into cardiac arrest and “was revived,” according to the agency. “However, the child did not recover and died at the hospital less than 24 hours after being transported,” CBP said.

 

 

The agency did not release the name of the girl or her father, but the father remains in El Paso awaiting a meeting with Guatemalan consular officials, according to CBP. The agency is investigating the incident to ensure appropriate policies were followed, it said.

 

 

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What happened?

 

Are children taken into US custody being treated humanely?

 

 

 

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