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Thu May 16, 2019, 12:37 AM

Toddler dies in U.S. custody after being detained at border

Source: Associated Press


The 2-year-old is the fourth known minor to have died in custody since December.

May 15, 2019, 10:30 PM CDT
By Associated Press

HOUSTON ó A Guatemalan official says a 2Ĺ-year-old migrant child has died after crossing the border, becoming the fourth minor known to have died after being detained by the Border Patrol since December.

Tekandi Paniagua, the consul for Guatemala in Del Rio, Texas, said Wednesday that the boy had entered the United States with his parent at El Paso, Texas, in early April. Paniagua said the boy had a high fever and difficulty breathing, and authorities took him to a children's hospital where he was diagnosed with pneumonia.

The boy remained hospitalized for about a month before dying Tuesday. The Washington Post first reported his death.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection didn't respond to a request for comment Wednesday.



Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/toddler-dies-u-s-custody-after-being-detained-border-n1006251

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Reply Toddler dies in U.S. custody after being detained at border (Original post)
Judi Lynn May 16 OP
912gdm May 16 #1
brer cat May 16 #2
SunSeeker May 16 #7
RandiFan1290 May 16 #8
SunSeeker May 16 #26
brer cat May 16 #3
pnwmom May 16 #4
Rhiannon12866 May 16 #5
safeinOhio May 16 #9
tanyev May 16 #11
SunSeeker May 16 #6
90-percent May 16 #10
SunSeeker May 16 #25
Initech May 16 #12
hack89 May 16 #14
Initech May 16 #16
SunSeeker May 16 #19
Initech May 16 #24
SunSeeker May 16 #18
LanternWaste May 16 #21
hack89 May 16 #22
dalton99a May 16 #13
AlexSFCA May 16 #15
SunSeeker May 16 #20
rainin May 16 #17
Marthe48 May 16 #23
dewsgirl May 16 #27
EX500rider May 16 #28
ManiacJoe May 16 #29

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 02:31 AM

1. How is this late breaking?

this happened last month. definitely past the 24 requirements for LBN forum.

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Response to 912gdm (Reply #1)

Thu May 16, 2019, 02:45 AM

2. Are you more concerned with requirements for posting

than the content of the post? The account in the OP and also the WAPO article referenced as the first reporting of this story are both dated May 15.

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Response to 912gdm (Reply #1)

Thu May 16, 2019, 04:08 AM

7. It appears to have only been revealed today. CNN ran the story today.

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Response to 912gdm (Reply #1)

Thu May 16, 2019, 06:27 AM

8. Interesting attempt to hide this news.

Welcome back to DU!

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #8)

Thu May 16, 2019, 01:45 PM

26. LOL

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 02:47 AM

3. This is terribly sad.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 02:59 AM

4. But he's not a fetus so they don't care. n/t

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #4)

Thu May 16, 2019, 03:13 AM

5. Exactly!

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #4)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:14 AM

9. But he did have a heart beat....

or that only applies to citizen babies?

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #4)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:27 AM

11. He's not a white 'Murican fetus so they don't care.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 04:05 AM

6. K & R for exposure.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:21 AM

10. I'm confused

If the child arrived with pneumonia and was hospitalized (quickly?) for a month it looks like US authorities did what they could to restore his health. (Assuming hospitals would do that in the case of this baby)

In this case the US authorities seem less cruel and medieval than all the other refugees they inflict good ole fashioned USA USA cruelty to?

-90% Jimmy

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Response to 90-percent (Reply #10)

Thu May 16, 2019, 01:44 PM

25. This shit did not happen before Trump stopped processing asylum seekers.

Trump illegally forces these asylum seekers in dangerous, unsanitary makeshift camps in Mexico. Where they get sick and have no healthcare.

By the time their number is called by CBP to process their asylum request, many are in bad shape. Or, seeing their kids' health deteriorate, desperate parents cross the border illegally rather than continue to wait. That's what it appears happened here.†

Trump created this crisis.†

https://www.vox.com/2018/11/28/18089048/border-asylum-trump-metering-legally-ports

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 09:14 AM

12. Well so much for being "pro life"!

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Response to Initech (Reply #12)

Thu May 16, 2019, 09:52 AM

14. They took him to a hospital

where they treated him for a month. What else where they suppose to do?

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Response to hack89 (Reply #14)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:31 AM

16. The authorities did the right thing.

But what I was getting at is that Trump has a stronghold with the pro life crowd and many of them support keeping kids locked up like this. It's scary.

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Response to Initech (Reply #16)

Thu May 16, 2019, 12:56 PM

19. No, the authorities are breaking the law by refusing to process asylum seekers.

They are illegally slow-walking asylum requests, forcing the migrants to live in dangerous, unsanitary makeshift camps along the border inside Mexico waiting to present themselves for asylum.

https://www.vox.com/2018/11/28/18089048/border-asylum-trump-metering-legally-ports

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #19)

Thu May 16, 2019, 01:27 PM

24. No I agree it's totally fucked up.

And I cannot fathom for the life of me how people who supposedly call themselves Christian support this monster. He's the personification of evil.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #14)

Thu May 16, 2019, 12:52 PM

18. Trump should not make asylum seekers wait in hellish conditions in Mexico.

The law is that asylum seekers are supposed to be able to present themselves at any port of entry and have their asylum requests processed. Trump is not allowing that, forcing asylum seekers to huddle for weeks or months in unsanitary, crowded conditions in makeshift camps along the border inside Mexico, waiting for their number to be called to present themselves for asylum. I'm surprised more kids haven't died. But I imagine we don't hear about the ones who die in the camps in Mexico waiting to have their asylum requests received.

Trump created this humanitarian disaster.

https://www.vox.com/2018/11/28/18089048/border-asylum-trump-metering-legally-ports

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Response to hack89 (Reply #14)

Thu May 16, 2019, 01:05 PM

21. Process asylum seekers in timely manner.

"What else where they suppose to do?"

A pretty short-sighted question. At best.

Process asylum seekers in timely manner.. Rather than finding excuses not to do so. But I get the consistent narrative... righteous Americanism at the expense of all else. I'm guessing you may even pretend otherwise. Which given the other attempts, will be most bemusing indeed.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #21)

Thu May 16, 2019, 01:09 PM

22. You're funny

Donít ever change.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 09:15 AM

13. Kick





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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 09:55 AM

15. He was treated at a hospital for a month!

Authorities did the right thing (surprisingly). Thatís the real story here. He would have died sooner on the other side of the border.

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Response to AlexSFCA (Reply #15)

Thu May 16, 2019, 01:01 PM

20. Trump illegally forces these asylum seekers in dangerous, unsanitary makeshift camps in Mexico.

Where they get sick and have no healthcare. By the time their number is called by CBP to process their asylum request, many are in bad shape. Or, seeing their kids' health deteriorate, desperate parents cross the border illegally rather than continue to wait. That's what it appears happened here.

Trump created this crisis.

https://www.vox.com/2018/11/28/18089048/border-asylum-trump-metering-legally-ports

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:48 AM

17. The same number who died in Benghazi. Hmm. Republicans are either modern nazis or American Taliban.

Ted Lieu

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"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me" Matthew 25:35 (ESV).

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 01:17 PM

23. His parents got him to the border

and i.c.e. murdered him. You inhuman bastards.

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #23)

Thu May 16, 2019, 01:56 PM

27. Just so devastatingly heart wrenching.

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #23)

Thu May 16, 2019, 03:53 PM

28. So ICE snuck into the hospital and "murdered him", that's your story?

Sounds like he spent a month in the hospital to me and did not pull through. It happens.

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #23)

Thu May 16, 2019, 09:06 PM

29. You obviously did not read the article.


Surprisingly, the BP agents did the right thing in this case.

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