An 8-year-old woman died whereas in US Customs and Border Safety custody in Harlingen, Texas, the company mentioned Wednesday.
The woman and her household had been in custody at a CBP facility when she “skilled a medical emergency,” the company mentioned in a information launch Wednesday evening, with out offering particulars.
“Emergency Medical Providers had been known as to the station and transported her to the native hospital the place she was pronounced useless,” the discharge mentioned.
The Workplace of Skilled Accountability is investigating her dying, as is according to protocol, CBP officers mentioned.
The kid’s dying comes days after an unaccompanied Honduran 17-year-old housed at a Florida shelter died whereas below the care of the US Division of Well being and Human Providers’ Workplace of Refugee Resettlement, in keeping with a congressional discover obtained by CNN final week.
Final week, immigration officers mentioned 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 staff, 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.