You have probably heard about the child that died on Christmas Eve while in the custody of US border patrol agents. What you may not yet know is that the child’s father refused medical treatment.
Following the child’s first discharge from the hospital, both he and the father were put into a temporary holding facility where agents were aware of the child’s illness and provided the child with his medication. A few hours after the father and boy entered the facility, the child complained of being nauseous and later vomited.
It was at this point the father declined further medical treatment for his son and told officials he “had been feeling better,” an official said.
According to the Daily Caller on a subsequent welfare check, the Border Patrol realized all was not well. The child lost consciousness and died in transport.
Earlier in the month, a 7-year old girl died in custody from severe dehydration.
A 7-year-old girl from Guatemala died of dehydration and shock after she was taken into Border Patrol custody last week for crossing from Mexico into the United States illegally with her father and a large group of migrants along a remote span of New Mexico desert, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday.
The girl, who had accompanied her father across the desert, had not had food or water for about 7-days. Her body temperature was documented at 105.7 degrees. By using her to illegally enter the country her father killed her.
Smugglers are known to charge less if you have a child in tow. And taking a child improves your odds of getting admitted.
So, who gave them that idea?