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Another Migrant Has Died in CBP Custody - the 4th in Recent Months
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Wednesday, 20 March 2019 08:26

Excerpt: "U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the death Tuesday, saying agents arrested the 40-year-old man early Sunday for re-entering the country illegally. His identity wasn't released."

U.S. Customs and Border Protection. (photo: Getty Images)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection. (photo: Getty Images)


Another Migrant Has Died in CBP Custody - the 4th in Recent Months

By Associated Press

20 March 19

 

mmigration officials say a Mexican migrant died Monday after his arrest near an urban border crossing.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the death Tuesday, saying agents arrested the 40-year-old man early Sunday for re-entering the country illegally. His identity wasn’t released.

He died at an El Paso hospital after receiving treatment for flu-like symptoms and liver and kidney failure. He’s the fourth migrant to die in CBP custody since December, including an 8-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl.

Border Patrol Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said this month the system “is well beyond capacity and remains at the breaking point.”

In a statement, ACLU Border Rights Center Director Astrid Dominguez said “a transparent and independent investigation into the conditions at CBP detention facilities and its medical care practices is needed immediately.”

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+4 # chrisconno 2019-03-20 10:37
As evil as ICE has proven to be, and we don't know nearly as much as we need to, I'd say these four deaths are not representative of the true death count. I can't believe that the conditions that we do know about could keep so many people alive. With ICE's derelict record keeping who would know who had died, especially with the children. We 'christian' americans seem to relish mass incarceration and the death penalty. Wake up America, we are not who we profess to be.
 
 
+2 # dawill4 2019-03-21 00:05
I almost died in less than 72hrs from my first symptoms from Flu/Pneumonia which morphed into Septic Shock. My lungs and kidneys failed.
I suspect what happened to this man was similar in which case there may not have been anything they could do fast enough. Septic Shock can kill fast.
What all these deaths say to me is we cannot leave these people sitting out in the open at the border in desperate conditions doing nothing for them. We (Us and Mexico) need to be proactively giving these people flu and pneumonia shots for one thing.
Until we start doing something like this we will keep seeing deaths at the border and in custody. :-(
This doesn't require an investigation this is just common sense and humanity.