Guatemalan Teen Becomes 5th Migrant Child to Die in U.S. Custody Since December

HeadlineMay 21, 2019

In Texas, a 16-year-old Guatemalan teenage boy has died at a Border Patrol station in Weslaco, becoming the fifth known migrant child to die while in Border Patrol custody since December. Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez was arrested a week ago and was diagnosed with the flu while detained, but was not hospitalized. Before last year, it had been more than a decade since a child died in the custody of U.S. immigration officials. We’ll have more on this after headlines.

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