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Felipe (8) died on christmas eve, in captivity in the united states: ‘Many questions remain unanswered’

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Felipe Alonzo-Gomez (8) was with his father, detained in the US. The boy got a high fever and was examined, but died anyway on the eve of christmas. His death focuses attention on the stalled discussion about the money that Trump demands for his limes wall, but mostly on the heavy conditions in which migrants travel to the united states.

The boy of eight from Guatemala on christmas eve died in the Us state of New Mexico, is the second child from that Central American country in a month’s time that died in American detention …

The boy of eight from Guatemala on christmas eve died in the Us state of New Mexico, is the second child from that Central American country in a month’s time that died in American detention. The U.s. border authorities are authorized to speak of “a tragic loss” and expressed their sympathy.

The government gave the identity of the child is not released, but according to the Congressman Joaquin Castro, that hispanics represent in the House of Representatives, was called the little boy, Felipe Alonzo-Gomez. According to Castro, a Democrat, ‘many questions remain unanswered, such as how many children in U.s. detention are dead’.

The small Felipe was together with his father to the US traveled. Father and son were on december 18, the Mexican-American border crossing. The child was Monday, in a medical center investigated, after a grensagent had determined that it was sick. The doctors examined first whether the child has a throat infection, but claimed as a diagnosis of a common cold. Because Felipe also fever and was, wrote the doctors a painkiller and an antibiotic for. Felipe was sick and had to vomit. He died a few hours later, shortly before midnight, on christmas eve. Because the precise cause of death is unclear, an autopsy is performed.

Heavy trip

Two and a half week ago died all of a girl of seven from Guatemala. Jakelin Caal died less than 36 hours after grensagenten her had been arrested. The girl was in shock gone and her body was dehydrated, according to The Washington Post. According to the border authorities had Jakelin already several days not eaten, or drunk, but her father says that his daughter is alive and well America had achieved.

The death of two young children in a month’s time illustrates the very difficult conditions under which many Central Americans gang violence and poverty, flee, and travel to the United States. In the Texas border city of El Paso rises, the number of families strong in the USA, political asylum, want to request. Once in America have reached, families with children from border patrol to detention lives, what to care for young children is not beneficial, says Ruby Powers, a immigratieadvocate from Houston. The U.s. border authorities will certainly systematically, all children under the age of ten that cross the border, and submit to a thorough medical examination. May go to thousands of children.

Government remains close

Migration, and the lack of an agreement on the financing of Trumps limes wall, is also the reason of the partial ‘shutdown’ of the U.s. government. Since Friday at midnight is about a quarter of the government temporarily closed. President Trump keeps foot piece, and says that he, as an agreement on ” a wall, a fence, or whatever you want to call it’, to force, to avoid that people of our country to come in’. Trump says that the public servants understand his point of view, but a large ambtenarenvakbond speaks against.

Tony Reardon, president of a union of 150,000 workers in the public service represents, is complaining that federal officials have “a personal price to pay,” and that the president and the parliament, their work not have been done by the government to keep it going.

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