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Migrant Child Dies In US Custody

Venezuelan migrant Luis Parra, top, helps his niece Leidy Arriza up the bank of the Rio Grande river, as seen from Matamoros, Mexico, Wednesday, May 10, 2023. Parra and Arriza arrived at the border after staying overnight in the Mexican city of Monterrey. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
  • The Department of Health and Human Services announced on Friday that a migrant child died in U.S. custody.
  • “The department released a statement on Friday regarding the death of the child but did not reveal where the child died,” said HHS.
  • “The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is deeply saddened by this tragic loss and our heart goes out to the family, with whom we are in touch,” the HHS said. “As is standard practice for any situation involving the death of an unaccompanied child or a serious health outcome, HHS’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Division of Health for Unaccompanied Children (DHUC) is reviewing all clinical details of this case, including all inpatient health care records. A medical examiner investigation is underway.”
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