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The Unauthorized Mother Has Condemned the Authorities for the Death of Her Detained Daughter

The Guatemalan lawyers say Mariee fell ill a week later after being in custody, with a fever over 38 degrees, cough, congestion, diarrhea, and vomiting.

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A mother and her lawyers say that ICE and those who run one of their immigration centers in Texas provided poor medical care for their little girl, who died six weeks after her release.

A Guatemalan Mother Has Condemned for the death of her 21-month-old daughter, who died after becoming ill in a detention center of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service (ICE) in Dilley, Texas, denounced today. Human Rights Watch (HRW).

Yazmin Juarez, 20, alleges that the conditions inside Dilley’s Immigrant Family Center facilities are “unsafe” and that medical care is “negligent” with “inadequate” supervision, which led to the deterioration of health of the small one, HRW explained in a statement.

Juarez and her daughter Mariee tried to enter the United States irregularly last March but were arrested and sent to the Dilley center.

The Guatemalan lawyers say Mariee fell ill a week later after being in custody, with a fever over 38 degrees, cough, congestion, diarrhea, and vomiting.

Despite this, a nurse released the child a few days later and gave her approval to travel, which allowed Juarez and his daughter to move to New Jersey, where the mother of the Guatemalan mother lives, after being released. by the authorities.

However, the girl did not overcome the disease and died on May 10 at a Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) for continued respiratory failure.

A doctor consulted by Juarez’s attorneys contends that the small “pediatric care for a long period of time by (staff) non-physician without supervision” was provided since Mariee was seen by a nurse.

According to the CNN television network, Juarez’s attorneys have filed a notice of the suit to the city of Eloy, in the state of Arizona, in charge of granting the contract for the management of the Dilley center.

Officials in Texas told CNN that they are investigating the case, while ICE has not responded to the allegations of Juarez and his lawyers, and merely defended the institution’s responsibility and good practices.

HRW indicates that, of the 15 recent deaths in immigration detention centers, eight were caused by insufficient medical care, according to the NGO’s analysis.

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