By Mitch Borden, Carlos Morales
A fourth migrant child has died this week, more than a month after his family was apprehended at the U.S. Mexico border.
The Guatemalan Consul in Del Rio, Texas told NPR, the two-and-a-half-year-old boy was taken to a hospital in El Paso just days later.
The Guatemalan toddler and his family arrived at the Texas-Mexico border on April 3. That’s when they were apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol agents near the Paso del Norte bridge in El Paso.
According to a Customs and Border Protection official familiar with the case, it was just three days later that the child’s mother told agents her son was sick.
The two-and-a-half-year-old boy was then taken to a hospital in El Paso where he stayed for a month before dying. According to the Guatemalan Consul in Del Rio, the toddler had a high fever and trouble breathing.
By the time, he was admitted to the hospital, CBP says the child and his family were no longer in federal custody.
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