Food and water are typically provided to migrants in Border Patrol custody, and it wasn't immediately clear Thursday if the girl received provisions and a medical exam before the onset of seizures. Eight hours later, while in Border Patrol custody, the girl began having seizures during a 95 mile bus ride to Lordsburg according to Customs and Border Protection officials.
'However, the child did not recover and died at the hospital less than 24 hours after being transported'. The groups sometimes spend days in smugglers' stash houses or walking through remote areas with little food or water before reaching the border. The border crossing was shut down at that point, but the Border Patrol maintains a forward operating base there and they found the migrants.
She had "not eaten or consumed water for several days", said a CBP statement to the Post.
"We will be demanding immediate answers to this tragedy", Mr Nadler said.
The case has outraged civil rights groups including the ACLU and sparked further concerns over the humanitarian component of the ongoing border crisis.
'It's heart-wrenching, is what it is. This is a very sad example of the dangers of this journey. This family chose to cross illegally. They were taken by bus back to the main processing station in Lordsburg, New Mexico, and just before a 6:30 a.m. arrival the father alerted agents on the bus that the girl wasn't breathing.
As thousands of migrants massed across the border in Tijuana last month, the Border Patrol and its agents came under scrutiny and criticism for firing tear gas across the border to break up crowds, which included women and children, pushing across the Tijuana River.
The official said the father did not raise any alarm about the girl. "We'll continue to look into the situation, but again, I can not stress enough how unsafe this journey is when migrants choose to come here illegally".
All CBP would say on Friday when contacted by DailyMail.com was that its agents 'were unable to stop this tragedy'.
"It is important to show that, unfortunately, the places where migrants now enter are more risky and the distances they travel are greater", consular officials said.
Border Patrol agents revived the girl twice, officials said, and called local emergency services at 6:40. Every year the Border Patrol saves hundreds of people who are overcome by the elements between our ports of entry.
Does Border Patrol take any blame? .
But there is little empathy from the President and his minions, who blame parents for putting children in harm's way knowing the dangers involved in the trek to the United States border, without considering the circumstances that compel them to risk such a perilous journey. "This is a humanitarian crisis and we have a moral obligation to ensure these vulnerable families can safely seek asylum, which is legal under immigration and global law at our borders", he added.
There were just over 300,000 apprehensions at the border previous year, down from almost 900,000 a decade earlier, according to CBP data.
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