This is nuts! The Border Patrol literally saved the girl’s life, twice! Now the father has lawyers & they’re telling DHS to stop telling people what happened!
The Daily Wire is reporting:
“The father of Jakelin Caal, who died in United States Customs and Border Protection custody, has reportedly hired a pair of attorneys and is challenging the Department of Homeland Security’s claims of how his daughter died.
Nery Gilberto Caal released a statement, through attorneys, on Saturday, claiming that he and his daughter — whom Border Patrol says died of prolonged hunger and dehydration — were properly fed, and that they had not spent days in the desert before declaring their intent to seek asylum at an official border crossing in New Mexico last week.
Buzzfeed News and CBS News report that Caal has hired Enrique Morneo and Elena Esparza to handle his case. The attorneys now say that, “Jakelin had not been crossing the desert for days. Jakelin’s father took care of Jakelin — made sure she was fed and had sufficient water,” and that they “sought asylum from the Border Patrol as soon as they crossed the border.”
The pair of lawyers also reportedly issued a threat to the Department of Homeland Security, warning spokespeople for the agency to cease “further speculation about her cause of death” because making “premature and inaccurate statements undermine the integrity of the investigation.”
It does not appear that the attorneys have presented any evidence to substantiate their claim that the official Border Patrol report on Jakelin’s death is inaccurate, or that a further investigation is warranted.
A non-profit called Annunciation House, which is reportedly housing Jakelin’s father, released the same statement to media on Saturday evening, the Arizona Central reports. The Annunciation House statement claims that Jakelin and her father traveled most of the way from Guatemala by bus, and that they had been dropped off only a 90 minute walk from the United States border.
The new claims fly in the face of a report issued by The Washington Post — hardly an outlet that openly supports the Trump Administration’s anti-immigration efforts — which says Jakelin’s father attested that his daughter was in good physical condition upon contacting Customs and Border Patrol, but that the girl began vomiting and convulsing while being transported from the border to a Border Patrol facility 90 minutes away.
Once the transport reached its destination, emergency responders attended to Jakelin and got her airlifted to a children’s hospital in El Paso, Texas, where she later died of cardiac arrest. She spent a total of about eight hours in Border Patrol custody.
There has yet to be an autopsy and a formal declaration of Jakelin’s cause of death, but Department of Homeland Security officials have said that Jakelin was in the final, desperate stages of dehydration and hunger, and that the child hadn’t had food or water in several days before she and her father turned up at the border in New Mexico.”
The “abolish ICE” crowd has been up in arms over this, trying to blame Trump & the Border Patrol.
This is what the Border Patrol said happened:
“At about 6 a.m., the bus arrived at the Lordsburg Station and the girl had reportedly stopped breathing. Agents revived the girl and arranged transportation for her to a children’s hospital in El Paso by helicopter, the official continued. The helicopter arrived at 7:45 a.m and took the girl to El Paso. The agents provided ground transportation for the father. During the flight, the girl reportedly suffered cardiac arrest and was revived by the aircrew.
Doctors said the girl suffered brain swelling and liver failure. She died later that day.
“Border Patrol agents took every possible step to save the child’s life under the most trying of circumstances. As fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, we empathize with the loss of any child,” Department of Homeland Security officials said in a written statement.”
Most news agencies ran virtually the same headline when this took place – Migrant girl dies in Border Patrol custody. Nothing about the Border Patrol saving the girl. It looks like fake news MSM is trying to turn people against our law enforcement officials. Below are the headlines from NBC, CBS, and CNN.
This comes on the heels of protesters at the San Diego-Tijuana border calling on Congress to defund ICE and Customs and Border Protection, and demanding an end to the deportation and detainment of migrants.
The Border Patrol saved the girl’s life twice. The father should be thanking them for doing everything they could. Now it’s looking like he’s going to sue them! Seems they want to get their “free stuff” any way they can!
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