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Mon Jun 3, 2019, 05:14 AM

5. Why are migrant children dying in U.S. custody?

May 29, 2019, 4:44 PM EDT
By Nicole Acevedo

At least seven children are known to have died in immigration custody since last year, after almost a decade in which no child reportedly died while in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The string of cases continue to raise questions around the conditions in which migrant children are being kept at a time when a growing number of migrants, many of them Central American parents with children, are presenting themselves at the border to seek asylum.

Aside from the fact that children may have underlying health conditions, most are reaching the United States after arduous journeys during which they have had little access to clean shelter and proper provisions. Many are leaving impoverished and drought-stricken regions.

But the deaths under President Donald Trump's watch have health professionals and some advocates questioning whether the administration's immigration policies particularly keeping minors in custody for longer periods are contributing to more minors getting sick and dying while in custody or shortly after they are released ...

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/why-are-migrant-children-dying-u-s-custody-n1010316

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