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U.S. lawmakers demand answers in death of 7-year-old Guatemalan migrant

Little Jakelin Caal Maquin died in U.S. custody. Photo: AP

Little Jakelin Caal Maquin died in U.S. custody.  Photo: AP

Washington, December 21 (RHC)-- U.S. lawmakers are demanding answers about the conditions that led to the death of 7-year-old Guatemalan indigenous migrant Jakelin Caal Maquín in U.S. custody after she was detained at the U.S.-Mexico border. 

Earlier this week, several lawmakers toured the Lordsburg Border Patrol station in New Mexico where the girl was held shortly before she became ill, dying after her fever spiked to nearly 106 degrees. 

Congressmember Al Green from Houston told reporters: “What I saw in this facility is unbelievable and unconscionable.  The SPCA would not allow animals to be treated the way human beings are being treated in this facility.” 

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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