By the death of a seven-year-old girl from Guatemala in the shelter of the American border police, the asylum policy of the United States come under fire.
At the border was Saturday protests take place against the American asylum. Human rights groups have again criticized, because they say that the conditions in shelters are bad.
The family members of the girl indicate in a declaration to the border police. However, called for thorough investigation of the incident. The department of Homeland Security already has such research promised.
According to the family was the girl healthy and she had enough to eat and drink. The family denies this earlier messages in the media that the girl is exhausted and dehydrated by the long journey from Guatemala through Mexico to the U.s. border.
From the family criticism on how the border police have dealt with the death of the girl. Her father would be a form signed on the state of health of his daughter. “It is not right that the government them forms to sign in a language that they do not understand”, said the lawyer of the family Saturday.
There are no words to capture the horror of a seven-year-old girl dying or dehydration in U. S. custody. What’s happening at our borders is a humanitarian crisis. https://t.co/8KZeynGjIv
AvatarAuteurHillaryClintonMoment of plaatsen14:53 – december 14, 2018
‘Girl spent eight hours in shelter’
The girl was with her father as part of a group of 163 immigrants who are illegally the border crossing between Mexico and the United States.
According to The Washington Post, stayed for the girl for eight hours at a shelter by the border patrol in Lordsburg, New Mexico, when she had convulsions. She later died in the hospital.
The cause of death is still under investigation.
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