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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.
@ifindkarma @axidentaliberal @sewell_holly @jomareewade @ImmJusticeNOW @B52Malmet @TheLoyalO @RepJayapal @RepPeterDeFazio @moved2italy @Augustus709 @TrisResists @JynErso_Patriot @JainaResists @TheSWPrincess @ProudResister @HouseJudiciary @AryaKicksButt @carlyinNJ His name was Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez. Early on Sunday, he told staff at Rio Grande Valley Sector’s Central Processing Center that he wasn't feeling well. A nurse practitioner diagnosed him with influenza A, prescribed him tamiflu.
@ifindkarma @axidentaliberal @sewell_holly @jomareewade @ImmJusticeNOW @B52Malmet @TheLoyalO @RepJayapal @RepPeterDeFazio @moved2italy @Augustus709 @TrisResists @JynErso_Patriot @JainaResists @TheSWPrincess @ProudResister @HouseJudiciary @AryaKicksButt @carlyinNJ At midday on Sunday, he was transferred to Weslaco station, not a hospital*, to be segregated due to his illness. He was "medically assessed" & kept in a "short-term holding room."

*Why he wasn't sent to a hospital will be one of the questions explored during the investigation.
@ifindkarma @axidentaliberal @sewell_holly @jomareewade @ImmJusticeNOW @B52Malmet @TheLoyalO @RepJayapal @RepPeterDeFazio @moved2italy @Augustus709 @TrisResists @JynErso_Patriot @JainaResists @TheSWPrincess @ProudResister @HouseJudiciary @AryaKicksButt @carlyinNJ It's unclear from the information given in the article whether CBP had Carlos on 1 hr "welfare checks" or they just happened to look in on him an hour after their last check.

Either way, he was unresponsive, could not be revived.

The 2 1/2 year old died of flu, too, probably.
@ifindkarma @axidentaliberal @sewell_holly @jomareewade @ImmJusticeNOW @B52Malmet @TheLoyalO @RepJayapal @RepPeterDeFazio @moved2italy @Augustus709 @TrisResists @JynErso_Patriot @JainaResists @TheSWPrincess @ProudResister @HouseJudiciary @AryaKicksButt @carlyinNJ There's no way in the WORLD a child from a poverty-drought-stricken 3rd world country like Guatemala should've been left to fight off Influenza A with frickin tamiflu instead of being brought to hospital. His immune system was for shït.

@ifindkarma @axidentaliberal @sewell_holly @jomareewade @ImmJusticeNOW @B52Malmet @TheLoyalO @RepJayapal @RepPeterDeFazio @moved2italy @Augustus709 @TrisResists @JynErso_Patriot @JainaResists @TheSWPrincess @ProudResister @HouseJudiciary @AryaKicksButt @carlyinNJ Every hacking cough, every baby's cry, every preventable newborn's death is blood on the hands of this genocidal President* and his right hand, Lord High Executioner, Stephen Miller.

When is enough enough?

#FreeLosNiños @RepJerryNadler
@ifindkarma @axidentaliberal @sewell_holly @jomareewade @ImmJusticeNOW @B52Malmet @TheLoyalO @RepJayapal @RepPeterDeFazio @moved2italy @Augustus709 @TrisResists @JynErso_Patriot @JainaResists @TheSWPrincess @ProudResister @HouseJudiciary @AryaKicksButt @carlyinNJ @RepJerryNadler Like I said.

Because of family separation, because of metering, because of their inhumane practices, the trump admin--Stephen Miller--are forcing immigrants to find other, more dangerous routes into the US, and die trying.

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