DHS Secretary Nielsen visits border after child’s death

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This Dec, 12, 2018 picture supplied by Catarina Gomez on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, reveals her half-brother Felipe Gomez Alonzo, 8, near her house in Yalambojoch, Guatemala. The 8-year-old kid passed away in U.S. custody at a New Mexico health center on Christmas Eve after suffering a cough, throwing up and fever, authorities stated. The cause is under examination. (Catarina Gomez through AP )

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is checking out the Texas border city where an 8-year-old Guatemalan young boy was apprehended with his daddy prior to passing away in federal government custody.

DHS spokesperson Katie Waldman stated Nielsen is heading to El Paso on Friday. Waldman states Nielsen will visit numerous stations and substations run by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Nielsen is likewise arranged to meet emergency situation medical experts and medical specialists, along with regional authorities. Nielsen will go to Yuma, Arizona, on Saturday.

The journey comes 4 days after the death of 8-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonzo. Felipe was the 2nd Guatemalan kid to pass away in CBP’s custody in 3 weeks.

Nielsen has actually called the death “deeply heartbreaking and worrying”and asked for medical assistance from other federal government firms.

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