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A 6-year-old from India died after crossing the US-Mexico border. More Indians are making that journ

A 6-year-old from India died after crossing the US-Mexico border. More Indians are making that journey

Source: CNN


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By Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN

Updated 7:06 PM ET, Fri June 14, 2019


(CNN)On the day she died, the little girl was thousands of miles away from the country where she was born.

US Border Patrol agents found her remains this week in an area officials describe as "rugged desert wilderness," 17 miles west of Lukeville, Arizona. In a statement Thursday, US Customs and Border Protection said the deceased child was believed to be a citizen of India, and that she had been traveling in a group reportedly dropped off near the border "by human smugglers who ordered the group to cross in the dangerous and austere location."

An Arizona medical examiner said Friday that 6-year-old Gurupreet Kaur had died of hyperthermia. Temperatures in the area where agents found her remains Wednesday hovered around 108 degrees.

Her death highlights a rarely discussed reality that's been playing out at the US-Mexico border in recent years: A growing number of migrants from India have been crossing there.

Read more: https://us.cnn.com/2019/06/14/us/border-migrants-india/index.html

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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 10:09 AM

1. I know a young man from India who did this..n/t

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