South Texas Border Patrol removes tracks that could lead to aliens following for illegal access across the border..Photographer: Donna Burton [Photo Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons]
Officials reportedly confirmed on Friday that the case of a migrant child who died while in government custody has now become the subject of an inquiry by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The official confirmed that on May 10 a medical inquiry was started.
Local law enforcement and Florida’s Department of Children and Families have been informed, according to an HHS spokesman, and the Division of Health for Unaccompanied Children at HHS is also carefully examining the situation.
Jean-Pierre opted not to comment on whether or not President Biden will contact the child’s relatives.
“It is sad news, it is deeply saddening to hear, and we are certainly aware of the tragic loss and our hearts go out to the family,” Jean-Pierre said.
She continued by saying that she had not discussed the matter with the president.
According to reports, the youngster immigrated from Honduras and spent weeks in the department’s care.
Prior to the lifting of Title 42, which took place on Friday morning, the youngster passed away.
Before the COVID-era policy, which permitted the swift deportation of asylum applicants, was lifted, officials had been advising travelers that the border was not open.