Migrant Child Dies in U.S. Custody as Border Crisis Worsens

by J Pelkey
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On Friday, Biden’s DHS confirmed that a migrant child died while in U.S. custody.

Fox News reporter Jacqui Heinrich shared the tragic news to Twitter:

“The department released a statement on Friday regarding the death of the child but did not reveal where the child died,” Fox News reported.

HHS Statement:

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“The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is deeply saddened by this tragic loss and our heart goes out to the family, with whom we are in touch. As is standard practice for any situation involving the death of an unaccompanied child or a serious health outcome, HHS’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Division of Health for Unaccompanied Children (DHUC) is reviewing all clinical details of this case, including all inpatient health care records. A medical examiner investigation is underway. Due to privacy and safety reasons, ORR cannot share further information on individual cases of children who have been in our care.

“While in ORR care, children have access to health care, legal services, translation services, and mental and behavioral health counselors and are able to connect with family through a phone call in a private area at a minimum of twice a week. A list of services and requirements can be found at https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ orr/policy-guidance/unaccompanied-children-program-policy-guide-section-3#3.1.”

According to Fox News, A Honduras official identified the migrant as 17-year-old Honduran Ángel Eduardo Maradiaga Espinoza, saying he was at a shelter in Safety Harbor, Florida.

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