Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielson visits Texas border where second child died

State representatives weigh in on deaths of migrant children

State representatives weigh in on deaths of migrant children

Feinstein also referenced the death of Jakelin Caal, a 7-year-old girl from Guatemala who died while in U.S. Border Patrol custody earlier this month.

First, Border Patrol is conducting secondary medical checks on all children in CBP care and custody with a particular focus on children under 10. He was initially diagnosed with a common cold following a medical evaluation.

Amoxicillin is a commonly prescribed antibiotic.

A spokesperson for DHS said on Wednesday that the boy later continued to complain about not feeling well and started vomiting, "but the man claiming to be his father told agents that the boy did not need to return to the hospital and that 'he had been feeling better'".

The New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator has performed an autopsy on Felipe Gomez-Alonzo.

The Guatemalan government was notified and is in contact with the boy's father and family, the statement added.

An eight-year-old Guatemalan migrant boy dies hours after he and his father were detained by U-S border security agents. The cause of death was under investigation.

Now the head of Customs and Border Protection is reiterating calls for Congress to provide more funding to handle the influx of migrants crossing the border.

"Many questions remain unanswered, including how many children have died in CBP custody".

"He told us that (Felipe) was fine all day, that he was playing with other children".

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Government officials did not comment on why exactly they think the father denied further treatment for his child, despite him exhibiting more severe symptoms.

An 8-year-old boy, identified by Guatemalan authorities as Felipe Gómez Alonzo, died at Christmas.

She said: 'Lots of them have gone with children and managed to cross, even if they're held for a month or two.

The letter was addressed to incoming Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and said the request came "in light of the deaths of two young children in Border Patrol custody this month".

The other minor, Jakelin Caal, a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl, died of dehydration and shock on December 8, 36 hours after being apprehended by border agents.

Agency guidelines say immigrants generally shouldn't be detained for more than 72 hours in CBP holding facilities, which are usually smaller and have fewer services than ICE detention centers.

On Christmas Day, CBP announced the death.

Felipe Gomez Alonzo's death comes just weeks after a 7-year-old girl died.

Secretary Nielsen placed the blame for the influx of young children on parents, suggesting that America has "an immigration system that rewards parents for sending their children across the border alone, a system that prevents parents who bring their children on a risky and illegal journey from facing consequences for their actions, an asylum process that is not able to quickly help those who qualify for asylum".

But the Trump administration said Caal's death showed the danger of her journey and the family's decision to cross the border illegally.

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