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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.…
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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