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Alyssa Milano @Alyssa_Milano
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I have questions. A lot of questions.

Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin is her name.

She was seven years old.

Jakelin was in Border Patrol custody when she died last week of dehydration and cardiac arrest.


DHS Secretary Nielsen blames Jakelin’s family for her death, but reports today show that Border Patrol failed to give her medical treatment for 90 minutes after her father reported symptoms to CBP officials.

An hour and a half.

Just imagine her suffering.

This past Tuesday, days after Jakelin’s death but before it was reported, @CBP Commissioner McAleenan testified at a Senate oversight hearing on migration and border security.

He never mentioned Jakelin.

Not once.


Did McAleenan know about Jakelin’s death when he testified to Congress?

Did Nielsen know?

Was a decision made to conceal this from Congress?

DHS won’t say.

Answering these questions about Jakelin’s death, and many other questions about this tragedy, MUST be the first order of business for @senjudiciary in the new Congress.

Incoming chairman @LindseyGrahamSC, this is on you. With the power of the gavel comes great responsibly. Will you call McAleenan back to testify in January to get us these answers? Will you call Kirstjen Nielsen?

Americans are watching.

History is watching.

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