After the death of another child in the custody of the U.S. customs and border protection US homeland security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen wants to improve the supply of young migrants at the border.
children should be examined after entry into the country earlier and more intensive medical, stated Nielsen on Wednesday (local time). They have asked the Ministry of defense of support for the medical care on the border. Also, you have suggested in discussions with Mexico, migrants would receive in the accommodation of the necessary health care.
At the same time, Nielsen called on the U.S. Congress, the necessary budgetary resources for border protection and to improve border security to reduce the influx of migrants as a whole. The Minister announced that she wanted to travel this week to the border to make themselves a picture of the medical care there.
At Christmas, a child from Guatemala in the custody of the US border authorities had died. The eight-year-old died in the night to Tuesday in a hospital in the US state of New Mexico, after he had been taken because of signs of a disease there. The cause of death is still unclear. Until the beginning of December, a seven-year-old girl had died after his arrest by U.S. border authorities on dehydration.
Nielsen spoke of a “tragedy”. In the past few months, the number had increased of families and unaccompanied children coming illegally across the border into the United States, dramatically. There has been a rise in the number of those who were sick on their arrival in the United States. The intensification of the situation. The Minister said that in the financial year 2018 – that is, between the beginning of October 2017 and the end of September 2018 – had died six migrants in U.S. custody. “No children,” she said.