source: Opposing Views
published: 9 January 2022
When a young, seven-year-old girl arrived at the border of Mexico and the United States, she was with her family and in great health. Her family arrived in New Mexico at the border and was immediately taken into custody by the United States Customs and Border Protection.
But while she was in the hands of the United States government, the seven-year-old girl succumbed to “a rapidly progressive infection,” that ultimately took her life.
The infection shut down her vital organs, and because the border agents were not fast on the uptake, the young woman did not get care fast enough to beat the infection. She died while in the hands of the CBP.
Following her death, the medical examiner of El Paso County, Texas examined her body and found that the infection shut down her vital organs and killed her.
Could antibiotics have saved her life? Possibly.
Jakelin Caal Maquin was the second child death in December while in the custody of federal immigration facilities. When Jakelin arrived at the United States border, she was in prime health, her family reported. She was joined by her father on December 6 arriving as part of a group of 163 migrants.