Guatemalan boy dies after being detained by US Border Patrol agents

8-year-old Guatemalan boy dies in US custody

The boy, who was with his apprehended father, had been transferred to a New Mexico medical center showing signs of sickness on Monday, US Customs and Border Protection said.

Officials said more information would be released shortly.

Parents and children together are nearly always released quickly due to limited space in ICE's family detention facilities.

Caal's death is being investigated by the Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General, which looks into accusations of misconduct by the agency's employees. The child and his father were transported to Gerald Regional Medical Center.

CBP promised "an independent and thorough review of the circumstances".

"He's been very clear, very consistent that his daughter was healthy, and his daughter very much wanted to come with him", said Ruben Garcia, founder and executive director of Annunciation House, an El Paso-based nonprofit that aids migrants. The body of the girl, Jakelin Caal, was returned to her family's remote village on Monday.

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Jakelin's family has disputed CBP reports that the child went several days without food and water before she died, saying she was healthy when she arrived in the United States.

Her death fueled criticism of President Trump's immigration policies from Democrats and migrant advocates. Earlier in December, seven-year-old Jakelin Caal, also from Guatemala, died after being detained along with her father by USA border agents.

A spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, a Republican whose district along the U.S. -Mexico border includes Alamogordo, did not respond to messages Tuesday.

"This is inexcusable", she said in a statement Tuesday.

"Heartbroken to hear of a second child's death in CBP custody", tweeted Nydia Velazquez, a Democratic congresswoman from NY.

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