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BREAKING: A child has died in ORR custody. Sources telling me it was a teenage boy at Southwest Key facility yesterday. More to come.
This is at least the third death of a child after crossing the border in five months. The other two, however, were in the custody of Customs and Border Patrol. This happened under Office of Refugee Custody. This is new in all kinds of ways.
NEW: I've reached out to Southwest Key for comment. Here's what they've sent. Statement Attributable to ACF Spokesperson, Evelyn Stauffer:<br />
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On Tuesday April 30, 2019 the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) was notified that an unaccompanied alien child in ORR’s legal custody passed away at a hospital where he had been receiving care. The 16 year old male was transferred to the ORR shelter on the evening of April 20, 2019 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  No health concerns w
Notable that Southwest Key hasn't issued its own comment. The child, who was from Guatemala, was at a Southwest Key facility in Texas before going to a hospital where he died.
I'll be tweeting about any new information we get about this. In the meantime, follow @Haleaziz who's writing stories on Buzzfeed for more.
@Haleaziz Do you work at a Southwest Key or other ORR-contracted (or even secret) shelter? If so, I'd really like to speak with you, and can guarantee that anything you tell me will stay off-the-record. Download Signal and call or send me a message: 323-202-9895.
@Haleaziz More details on 16-year-old who died in ORR custody. He was from Chiquimula, Guatemala. He crossed near El Paso, Texas April 19. Was taken to Casa Padre in Brownsville April 20. He was very sick, underwent surgery, and later died at Driscoll Children's in Corpus Cristi April 30. Link to this map: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Camot%C3%A1n,+Chiquimula,+Guatemala/U.S.+Customs+and+Border+Protection+-+El+Paso+Border+Patrol+Station,+Gateway+South+Boulevard,+El+Paso,+TX/Southwest+Key+-+Casa+Padre,+Padre+Island+Highway,+Brownsville,+TX/Driscoll+Children's+Hospital,+South+Alameda+Street,+Corpus+Christi,+TX/@23.0796814,-100.0115068,5.63z/data=!4m26!4m25!1m5!1m1!1s0x8f63cd0cb1392a3f:0x5131afc1952d7e
@Haleaziz The map I tweeted doesn't show his exact route -- just places I punched into Google maps. I've included it so people can appreciate some, but not all, of the movement that happened.
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