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 young boy 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 by means of AP )

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is checking out the Texas border city where an 8-year-old Guatemalan kid was apprehended with his dad 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 several stations and substations run by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Nielsen is likewise arranged to meet emergency situation medical specialists and medical professionals, 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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