Another Migrant Child Dies In Custody

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Published on 18 May 2019, 1:00
A fourth migrant child has died in US custody. Cenk Uygur, Brooke Thomas, and Hasan Piker, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT: tyt.com/trial

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"Advocates raised new alarms Thursday about the U.S. government's treatment of migrant families after a 2½-year-old Guatemalan child became the fourth minor known to have died after being detained by border agents since December.

"The death of a single child in custody of our government is a horrific tragedy," said Jess Morales Rocketto, chair of the advocacy group Families Belong Together. "Four in six months is a clear pattern of willful, callous disregard for children's lives."

The boy died Tuesday after several weeks in the hospital, American and Guatemalan authorities said. Tekandi Paniagua, Guatemala's consul in Del Rio, Texas, 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."

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