Trump Admin Hid The Death of Migrant Girl, 10, Since September 2018
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) admitted to CBS News that a 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died in its custody on Sept. 29, 2018, a fact that has been kept hidden until today.
The girl was the first of six migrant children to die in the custody of the Trump administration in the past eight months.
HHS spokesperson Mark Weber claimed the girl had a history of congenital heart defects, and was in a “medically fragile” state when she entered the care of an Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) facility in San Antonio, Texas, on March 4, 2018:
Following a surgical procedure, complications left the child in a comatose state. She was transported to a nursing facility in Phoenix, Arizona for palliative care in May after release from a San Antonio hospital.
On September 26, she was transferred to an Omaha, Neb., nursing facility to be closer to her family. On September 29, the child was transported to Children’s Hospital of Omaha where she passed due to fever and respiratory distress.
(Source: CBS News)