She dreamed of becoming an adult in the UNITED states, so that she could work and send money home to his grandmother in Guatemala.
But Jakelin an lcd tv was only seven years old. She died 19 hours after she and her father had crossed the border to the UNITED states.
Now her harsh fate put further focus on the Trump administration's attempts to curb the flow of migrants from central america.
the Death has hit the american population goes straight to the heart.
- Say her name, sounds the call during the #Jakelin in the thousands of updates on Twitter.
Jakelin an lcd tv had grown up in a destitute rural area in Guatemala, where skovafbrænding and discrimination have destroyed the livelihood of the area's original inhabitants.
Seven-year-old had Jakelin neither learned to read or write. She had also never owned a toy, tells the family to the Associated Press.
Jakelin an lcd tv was only seven years old. Photo: AP
The seven-year-old girl grew up in this house in Guatemala. Photo: AP
Jakelins mother tells that her daughter had been looking forward to coming to the USA and start a new life far away from the poor village of San Antonio Secortez in Guatemala.
She said, that she would grow up and get a job and send money home to his grandmother, says Claudia Maquin, 27, who was back with the family's other children.
1. december went Jakelin an lcd tv and her father, 29-year-old Nery an lcd tv, out on a harsh journey away from poverty and with the hope of a brighter future.
the Route to a better life, went to the north through Mexico to the UNITED states. After a journey of 3000 kilometers crossed Jakelin an lcd tv and her father the border to the UNITED states.
The american border police seized the migrants at the border to Mexico. Photo: AP
Along with 161 other migrants surrendered themselves to the u.s. border police near Lordsburg, in the u.s. state of New Mexico. The plan was to seek asylum.
But shortly after got Jakelin high fever and threw up. She died a day later at a hospital in El Paso.
The u.s. authorities indicated first, that the little girl had not been given neither water nor food for several days up to his death.
But it has the girl's parents refuted.
In a statement, said the parents via their lawyer, to Jakelin had gotten both food and drink and seemed to be in good health during the journey through Mexico with his father.
the Parents also reject that Jakelin an lcd tv had wandered through the desert for days, before she was detained by the authorities, such as has been described.
According to the father was the group of migrants, as he and his daughter traveled with, set in Mexico about a 90-minute walk from the border to the UNITED states.
Jakelin Caals equal to now autopsy to determine the cause of death, but according to the doctors, who treated her, is it likely that she had gotten blood poisoning and died of septic shock.
Democrats in Congress requires to Trump the government immediately investigate the death.
- the Survey should focus on the rules and procedures, which must ensure the migrants ' health and safety, writes kongresmand Jerrold Nadler in a letter to the authorities.