6-Year-Old Migrant Girl from India Dies in Arizona Desert on Way to Seek Asylum

HeadlineJun 17, 2019

Reports emerged Friday of a 6-year-old migrant girl from India who died of heat stroke in the Arizona desert last week after being smuggled into the U.S. with her mother and three other Indian nationals. Border Patrol found the body of Gurupreet Kaur Wednesday near Lukeville, Arizona. The temperature hovered around 108 degrees Fahrenheit that day. The girl’s mother had gone to search for water, while she stayed with two of the other migrants in her group. The volunteer humanitarian group No More Deaths, which provides water and other assistance to migrants crossing the harsh Sonoran Desert, tweeted, “Asylum seekers have been forcibly turned away from the nearby Lukeville port of entry. … We need #water not walls.”

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