Just 16 years old when he entered the US alone, on May 13, 2019.
He was a healthy child.
An optimistic child.
He was alone when he died 7 days later in a Border Patrol Station in Texas.
Carlos is the most recent of the #TrumpSeven.
He loved playing soccer and music, especially piano and bass.
Carlos came to US to help support his brother Edgar who has special needs.
When he arrived in Rio Grande Valley (RGV), he was healthy.
“Prolonged custody of mixed groups of migrants from different regions in close quarters increases the likelihood of transmission of respiratory pathogens such as influenza.”
— Dr. Judy Melinek, forensic pathologist
Supposedly Agents checked on him every hour.
Agents say they fed him at 2AM, but the Doctor who performed his autopsy and reviewed the surveillance video marked, inexplicably, that the time stamp was wrong.
Their Goyito is GONE FOREVER, and for what?
They flouted our laws on how long kids can be in custody.
They are still flouting our laws.
Anne Frank died from typhus, an illness caused by unsanitary conditions and Lethal Neglect.
Typhus is specifically spread by lice and fleas.
Typhus is not lethal if caught in time.
Please read this paragraph about the unsafe and unsanitary conditions for the children in cages in Border Patrol facilities in Texas.
THIS IS NOT NORMAL:
How many kids will die in US custody before President* Trump is out of power?
“It does no good to continue to point out that these cruel practices aren't new... The takeaway is that we are fighting an entrenched system that feeds on detention and deportation.”
How to help detained kids:
These organizations and charities are specifically working to get immigrants out of detention, get them represented, and keep them here.
Please volunteer, donate money, and share this link:
Carlos died of treatable illnesses, primarily influenza.
If he had been vaccinated, he might have lived.
On Aug 21 2019 — a few months after he died — President* Trump decided NOT to vaccinate ANY children in US custody.