2nd Migrant Child Dies at Border Under Biden Admin

A tragic incident occurred at a U.S. Border Patrol facility in Harlingen, Texas, where an eight-year-old migrant girl lost her life due to a “medical emergency,” according to an NBC News report.

This sorrowful event, the second such death of a minor migrant under the Biden administration’s watch this month, was disclosed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials on Wednesday.

The young girl, whose name and nationality have yet to be released, was in Border Patrol custody along with her family when the fatal incident occurred on May 17.

The specifics of the medical emergency were not provided in the CBP’s written statement.

However, the report did indicate that local medical services were swiftly alerted.

An ambulance was summoned by the Border Patrol personnel, who swiftly responded to the young girl’s urgent situation.

Sadly, despite their efforts, she was declared deceased upon her arrival at the local hospital.

“Emergency Medical Services were called to the station and transported her to the local hospital where she was pronounced dead,” the CBP statement said.

In line with the standard procedure, the CBP has announced that the incident will be thoroughly investigated.

“Consistent with CBP protocol, the Office of Professional Responsibility is conducting an investigation of the incident,” the CBP stated.

This is not an isolated incident, as it marks the second demise of a migrant child in U.S. custody in a week, raising significant concerns about the well-being of young migrants.

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) confirmed the death of a migrant teenager while in U.S. custody.

The deceased, a 17-year-old Honduran named Ángel Eduardo Maradiaga Espinoza, was identified by a Honduran official.