An 8-year-old boy identified by Guatemalan authorities as Felipe Gomez died just before midnight on Christmas Eve. He and his father had been in the custody of U.S. customs and border patrol agents since Dec. 18. The cause of death is under investigation.
Some children detained in more remote areas were re-screened by emergency medical technicians or Border Patrol agents, officials said. Other children have been flown to medical facilities, they said. But no one would say why Felipe or is father were detained for almost a week or why they were put on detention.
This cruelty toward migrants must stop before more children die.
Delores Hardin, Lima