She jumped at a chance to come with her dad to the USA.
She thought she might get her first toy.
She’d just gotten her first pair of shoes.
Jakelin died in U.S. custody on Dec 8, 2018. She was 7.
Then in April 2019, President* Trump purged most DHS leadership and installed McAleenan as Acting DHS Secretary.
In fact, her father denied this claim.
Jakelin died from sepsis.
— Marc Murphy, registered nurse
Jakelin’s bacterial infection could have been EASILY TREATED.
Her father NEVER said he did not give her water. That is a President* Trump lie.
JAKELIN DID NOT DIE OF DEHYDRATION, SHE DIED OF SEPSIS.
SHE JUST NEEDED ANTIBIOTICS.
Lethal Neglect begins with aggressively enforcing cruel laws and inhumane executive orders.
— Molly Jong-Fast
Jakelin’s death shows us that Border Patrol’s toxic culture — one that abuses children and hurts people on purpose — existed long before our current crisis.
McAleenan now runs DHS as Acting Secretary*, not confirmed by our Senate.
Their Inspector General has been horrified by DHS’s inhumane culture.
SHAME ON HIM.
Jakelin’s death on U.S. soil was PREVENTABLE.
So we wonder about the conditions in President* Trump’s concentration camps.
Now many kids have died. 💔
PLEASE remember these children:
We must hold their leaders accountable, and reboot the orgs with ethical watchdogs who take their oversight job seriously.
AMERICA CAN AND MUST DO BETTER!