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7-Year-Old Migrant Girl Dies in US Border Patrol Custody

The headline alone made my heart sink. “7-year-old migrant girl taken into Border Patrol custody dies of dehydration, exhaustion.” I felt a wave of deep sadness, but no surprise. Expand A girl stands in the lobby of the Adelanto immigration detention center, in Adelanto, California, U.S., April 13, 2017. © 2017 Reuters The girl was reportedly taken into United States Border Patrol custody last week along with her father. More than eight hours later, she began having seizures. Emergency responders measured her temperature at 105.7 degrees, and according to the Border Patrol, she had not…

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