8-year-old migrant girl dies in US custody after being repeatedly denied medical care
An 8-year-old girl from Panama died in US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody after being repeatedly denied medical care. The girl was seen by medical professionals 11 times before she was taken to a hospital. Her mother had requested an ambulance three or four times, which were denied. The family was being held for deportation, and had been held by CBP for nine days despite agency policy limiting custody to 72 hours. The CBP has acknowledged that the girl was seen at least three times by medical personnel the day she died, complaining of vomiting, a stomachache and suffering what appeared to be a seizure.