The U.S. government says a 16-year-old Guatemalan died Monday at a Border Patrol station in South Texas, the fifth death of a migrant child since December.
By Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press
A 2½-year-old Guatemalan child has died after crossing the border, raising new alarms about the treatment of migrant families seeking asylum in the United States.
By Nomaan Merchant, Sonia Perez D., Associated Press
Almost a week after the 16-year-old's death, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has not said why Juan de León Gutiérrez was first taken to the hospital and released, only to return one day later.
By Colleen Long, Associated Press
Guatemalan officials said the boy had a severe infection in his brain and had emergency surgery, but never stabilized and died Tuesday.
By Jessica Villagomez
States that share a border with Mexico see a steady stream of migrants who enter the country through the desert. In some cases, the remains of people who die during the trip are never identified.
On Aug. 31, Tohono O'odham tribal members Mike Wilson and David Garcia were ordered by tribal official Veronica Harvey to take down water stations for migrants passing through Tohono O'odham reservation on the Arizona-Mexico border.
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