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A fifth migrant child has died in US custody since December. Another 16yr old boy, also from Guatemala. He was found unresponsive this morning during a welfare check at a Border Control station in Weslaco, TX.

Cause of death is unknown at this time.

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The child was still in CBP custody after a week, against the federal law requiring minors be sent to HHS within 72hrs of determining they are unaccompanied. There is no indication in this CBP statement about WHY they broke the law, but they do say he was "due for placement."
@ifindkarma @axidentaliberal @sewell_holly @jomareewade @ImmJusticeNOW @B52Malmet @TheLoyalO @RepJayapal @RepPeterDeFazio @moved2italy The carnage is piling up.

Recall: no children had died in TEN YEARS in CBP custody before last fall. None. Not even during the huge crush of unaccompanied minors of 2014-16 which saw the opening of Homestead for the first time.

Not one, in TEN YEARS.
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@DebbieforFL @DWStweets @RepDMP @DonnaShalala This information came out a week ago, but it tracks with the concerns I mention upthread about "teachers" only required to be fluent in English and Spanish.

But if NO ONE at Homestead can communicate with indigenous children...

Shame on them. Shame.
@DebbieforFL @DWStweets @RepDMP @DonnaShalala My Senator's reaction. @SenJeffMerkley has been all up in the issue of prisons for children since he first tried to gain access to a Southwest Key facility in Arizona a year ago (and was denied, and raised a stink, and got people's attention.)

@DebbieforFL @DWStweets @RepDMP @DonnaShalala @SenJeffMerkley This....whooooop. This is no place for a child. I just... Thank you, for writing the article, @britsham, but man, it's a hard one to take.

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