Girl, 7, who died of dehydration in US Border Patrol custody is named – News Live

Girl, 7, who died of dehydration in US Border Patrol custody is named – News Live

November 11, 2019 0 By Jose Scott


 The seven-year-old girl who died of dehydration while in Border Patrol custody in the US has been named as Jackeline Caal by officials in Guatemala  The girl and her father had been detained by immigration authorities on December 6 in New Mexico as part of a group of 163 people who approached US agents to turn themselves in, it was reported  Her dad has been identified as 29-year-old Nery Caal in American media.  The pair are said to be from northern Guatemala  The girl’s death is likely to intensify scrutiny of detention conditions at Border Patrol stations, which has remained a point of controversy throughout 2018  The agency, which typically provides food and water to migrants in its custody, is investigating the incident to ensure whether appropriate policies were followed  The head of the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees Customs and Border Protection, will appear in front of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee next week, Jerry Nadler, the top Democrat on the panel, said on Twitter  We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story  Please check back regularly for updates on this developing story here at Mirror co.uk.  For the latest news and breaking news visit Mirror.co.uk/news.  Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you  Follow us on Twitter @DailyMirror – the official Daily Mirror & Mirror Online Twitter account – real news in real time  We’re also on Facebook/dailymirror – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout the day from the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Mirror Online