16-Year-Old Migrant Boy Dies in Government Custody in Texas

Guatemalan officials said he had a severe infection in his brain and had emergency surgery, but never stabilized and died.

  • Published 1 May 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 16-year-old unaccompanied migrant boy from Guatemala fell ill after he was transferred to a government shelter in Texas and later died, officials said Wednesday. The boy crossed the border near El Paso, Texas, on April 19, and was taken to a shelter in Brownsville a day later, according to Guatemala's Foreign Ministry. He did not appear ill when he was transferred to the care of the U.S. Department of Health and… Read at AP News