Texas Opens Investigation of Reported Immigrant Child Death

A report that a child died shortly after being released from a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Texas has inflamed the debate over the detention of immigrant families.

  • Published 9 August 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas child welfare officials say they've opened an abuse and neglect investigation into reports that a child died shortly after leaving a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility. The announcement Thursday came hours after Texas officials appeared frustrated during a public hearing, saying immigration attorneys who made the allegations last week still hadn't provided the child's name. Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Commissioner Hank Whitman said the state couldn't… Read at AP News