Felipe Gomez Alonzo was sick with the flu when he died on Christmas Eve, after spending a week in Customs and Border Protection custody.
“The only emergency on the border is a humanitarian one caused by this administration’s war on children,” said House Judiciary Committee chair Jerry Nadler.
Immigration Advocates Are Alarmed By The Rising Numbers of Asylum-Seekers Crossing The Arizona Border
Groups numbering hundreds of people have recently been picked up between Ajo and Yuma, Arizona.
The Homeland Security Secretary Called The Deaths Of Migrant Children "Deeply Concerning" And Promised More Medical Checks
Kirstjen M. Nielsen also blamed an increase in families illegally crossing the US–Mexico border for pushing the immigration system "to a breaking point."
They also accused Customs and Border Protection of violating its own policies by not summoning medical assistance immediately when she fell ill.
The girl went into cardiac arrest in November, though she survived, raising more questions about what happened to Jakelin Caal, who died Dec. 8.
The Incoming Head Of The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Called On The Customs And Border Patrol Chief To Resign
"The ASPCA would not allow animals to be treated the way human beings are being treated” in migrant detention facilities, US Rep. Al Green said.
Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are scheduled on Tuesday to visit the remote station where Jakelin Caal was held.
A Father's Version Of A Guatemalan Girl's Trip To The US Raises Questions About The Border Patrol's Account
He has told advocates that they did not walk through the desert to get to the US, but rode buses, and that she had been eating and drinking normally.
Billed as a measure to combat human trafficking when it was passed in 2016, the law bars women under age 21 from exposing their breasts or butts.
Hip-hop artists say Salvadoran cops assume they’re tied to MS-13 because of their clothes and tattoos.
“They say they’re more free here than over there. They say that just by looking at a woman, you can get sued."
“They’re thinking they’ll get what they need over here,” said a doctor who’s treated Americans with drug addictions in Tijuana.
What began as a federal anti-trafficking effort is targeting sex workers at the state and local levels. For more on this story, watch the new BuzzFeed News series Follow This on Netflix.
Hundreds of bodies are found in the Sonoran Desert every year. Activists say that number will rise following the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown.
The letter, sent by the Project on Government Oversight, cited a BuzzFeed News report on the expedited immigration court system known as Operation Streamline.
Lawyers, and even a judge, say Operation Streamline's rapid-fire pace is too fast for some defendants to understand.
Mexico and human rights groups had objected to the Border Patrol dropping deportees off late at night, saying it made them prey for cartels and pimps.
Some walk, some catch rides, some pay coyotes, and some ride the rail network known as "la Bestia."
Away from the headlines and the controversy over the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy are countless families awaiting an uncertain fate. BuzzFeed News went to the border to meet them.