Mother Of Girl, 8, Who Died In Border Custody Was Denied Ambulance

  • The mother of a girl who died in the custody of US immigration authorities in Texas last month made multiple requests for an ambulance or hospital-level medical care for her daughter, but a nurse practitioner contracted with US Customs and Border Protection denied the requests, the agency said Thursday.
  • The 8-year-old girl, Anadith Danay Reyes Alvarez, eventually was taken May 17 to a Harlingen hospital, but she died there that day, eight days after she and her migrant family were taken into custody by CBP in Brownsville.
  • After the family initially was processed at a CBP facility in Donna, Texas, on May 10, they were taken to the CBP’s Harlingen station on May 14 after the girl tested positive for Influenza A and complained of abdominal pain, nasal congestion and cough, the CBP previously said.
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