the Girl, her dad and 161 other migrants were recovered by the U.S. border and customs service, CBP, in New Mexico in december of last year. They had taken over the border into the country illegally. The acute sick girl was taken to the hospital after having been in custody for eight hours. She later died at the referral facility.
the Autopsy of the girl was published this week and shows that she died of blood poisoning caused by a bacterial infection. According to doctors who have read obduktionsrapporten should have been able to see that she was seriously ill several hours before she died, the New York Times writes.
stated first that she died of dehydration and shock, which her family has denied. CBP believes that she neither had water or food for several hours before they were arrested. It also rejects the family.
Questions have been raised about the girl's life went to save, and her family wants an independent investigation of the death.
the Girl and her father had to wait long at the border on a bus to the gränspolisens facility. When they were caught by the police wrote the father on a piece of paper that his daughter was healthy, but because he was not English he did not understand what he wrote in The New York Times.
the agent writes in a statement that the autopsy will clarify certain things but there is still a need for an independent investigation.
”the Report indicates that the girl's chances of survival had improved if she had gotten medical help earlier,” writes the.
CBP is criticised also from a political perspective.
– Obviously made no real control of the girl's condition. It is the border authority's responsibility to provide migrantbarnen with humanitarian and medical assistance, says the democratic congressman Raul Ruiz of The New York Times.
have obduktionsrapporten not been commented on. CBP has previously defended his actions, and believes that its staff have done everything in their power to save the girl. The authority has received the backing of president Trump, who hinted that the girl's father to blame because he took her on the dangerous journey.
CBP has been criticized for treating the migrants hard and inhumane. Shortly after the girl's death, an eight year-old guatemalan boy in the agency's custody. Previously CBP fired tear gas against the migrants. The enhanced gränspatrulleringen has also been made that migrants are forced to cross the border in the rugged places where it is difficult to get medical help, writes the New York Times.