The truth about the 10-year-old migrant who died in US custody

Tonight Debbie Wasserman Schultz retweeted a CBS article entitled “A 10-year-old migrant girl died last year in government care, officials acknowledge”. Her response to the article was “Heartbreaking and unacceptable.”



By saying “unacceptable” she makes it sound like the US was at fault for this migrant’s death, but that’s not true at all.

Here’s what CBS News actually reported:

CBS NEWS – The federal agency that oversees the care of unaccompanied migrant children acknowledged to CBS News on Wednesday that a 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died in its custody on Sept. 29, 2018. The child’s death had not been previously reported.

She was the first of six migrant children to die in U.S. custody — or soon after being released — in the past eight months.

Mark Weber, a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), said in a statement to CBS News that the girl had a history of congenital heart defects. Weber said when she entered the care of an Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) facility in San Antonio, Texas, on March 4, 2018, she was in a “medically fragile” state.

“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,” Weber said. “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.”

Why was a child with congenital heart defects coming across the border in the first place?

Also it appears the US tried to save the girl, who was in a medically fragile state, by doing surgery on her. Unfortunately it didn’t work out, but how exactly is the US at fault?

Democrats like DWS are just disgusting hacks who will try and blame anything and everything on Trump.

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55 thoughts on “The truth about the 10-year-old migrant who died in US custody

  1. So US taxpayers footed the bill for potentially life saving surgery for a foreign national and now the US government is responsible for the child’s death because of medical complications.

    Is DWS visiting every hospital in Florida shouting, “unacceptable!!” every time a patient dies following surgery?

    If a morbidly obese, alcoholic man with hypertension and a 10 pack a day smoking habit for 40 years dies during a bypass surgery, is DWS there to berate the doctors for the “unacceptable” results?

  2. Why was a child with congenital heart defects coming across the border in the first place?

    Probably because her parents knew that if they just sneaked her across the border, they could get some free US surgical care.

    If illegal immigrant parents are doing this, it makes it even more likely that some kids will die due to their pre-existing medical conditions.

  3. ‘Democrats like DWS are just disgusting hacks….’ This is true. I’ll go further and say that DWS is a piece of sh___ for politicizing and lying about this child. Disgusting indeed.

  4. I would argue that the statistics are actually pretty good considering the number of people crossing over and the small number of fatalities . If you compare it toThe number of fatalities of people crossing Africa into Europe, this is actually a great record.

    I do not mean diminish to the life of the poor boy, just providing larger perspective

  5. Just found out about 8 hours ago that the town of about 17,000 and 20 miles from me, where I do my shopping and banking and where I take my mother-in-law to the doctors and physical therapy, is one of the towns the “migrants” are being dropped. San Antonio is receiving the most and it’s only 90 miles away, which isn’t far in Texas. The mayor of My Town is livid about being a dump zone, as am I. Today is my mother-in-law’s 87th birthday. She is in remarkably good health, but now we have to worry about the diseases coming in with these illegal invaders being dropped on our doorstep. When we go to town for PT and groceries this afternoon, I’m going loaded with hand sanitizer and I may buy us face masks!

    On another note, San Antonio has some remarkable hospitals and medical professionals. This child would most likely have received the best of care, but her congenital problems and hard trek to America had probably already created a medical crisis that could not be overcome.

  6. Selective outrage. She doesn’t care that her and her party encouraging this puts their life in danger, helps human smugglers, and puts women at risk for being raped.

  7. Blame those who transported this child through unbearable conditions for days upon days with a diseased group of people.Maybe the Child was dying when we took her into custody.Debbie Wasserman Schultz,its unacceptable that you are still a Congress women,you should have been in jail many months ago before you ran to the mews media with this no brainer

  8. These illegal immigrants are putting us all in jeopardy. While this child’s illness may not have been contagious, thousands more are passing through our southern border with diseases that are. Today it was announced that a San Diego school “fears TB exposure”. This school is in the South Bay, near the SOUTHERN BORDER, where recently, illegals have tried to penetrate the border wall and many are waiting in Tijuana for asylum (poop flows downstream to the Pacific Ocean).

    Our politicians should all be getting calls and letters from each and everyone of us, demanding they stop the witch hunt and start doing the work they were elected to do, DEFEND OUR NATION.

    https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/South-Bay-Middle-School-at-Risk-for-Tuberculosis-Exposure-County-510281461.html

  9. The Democrats are insufferable. Have our politics ever been this bad as far as the lies and the rhetoric being spewed?

    1. As long as it hurts Trump and/or Republicans and/or Conservatives and/or Libertarians and/or Moderates politically…

      The ends justifies the means

      1. That’s their agenda, but this crap hurts America as a whole, and I should throw the media in with them. We the people are nothing more than spectators at a political fight.

        1. It’s time to stop being a spectator. It’s time we rise up and demand they listen to WE THE PEOPLE and start putting AMERICANS first. Enough is enough. I call my senators and representatives weekly, I know they aren’t listening because they are DiFi and Cameltoes. But, I still call.

          1. I used to call and email my Senators and rep all the time. Falls on deaf ears. It really doesn’t matter. My rep is an R and both Senators are as well. Of course, I used to have a D Senator, and he got kicked to the curb back in 2012. I know I’m only one person, but I’m sure not the only one calling with my will. I guess there just aren’t enough people making contact and lobbyist’s voices/wallets are more powerful. Heck, I contacted my rep a month ago now to request a tour of the WH and/or Capitol Bldg. Crickets from them so far.

  10. I heard about this on CBS News radio this morning. All they said was an immigrant minor died in US border patrol custody and gave no details. Typical reporting by CBS News radio, which I hear every morning.

    1. Tell your station, you aren’t interested in leftist propaganda radio! I simply don’t listen to any radio station that uses CBS, abc, NBC, etc. for their “news”. My ears are so keen on bias, I just can’t stand that crap!

      1. @Abe Lincoln My local conservative talk radio is a CBS affiliate, and the 3 local hosts have no problem calling out the misinformation or hypocrisy in the 30 seconds of CBS news every half hour. The local station’s news lady doesn’t play that game and gives us the national, state, and local news straight.

      2. @Abe I listen to different radio stations owned by the MSM and Fox and I find it an interesting contrast between the news and syndicated shows like Plante and Shapiro.

  11. Why was a child with congenital heart defects coming across the border in the first place? The answer seems pretty obvious to me?

    Mark Weber, a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), said in a statement to CBS News that the girl had a history of congenital heart defects. Weber said when she entered the care of an Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) facility in San Antonio, Texas, on March 4, 2018, she was in a “medically fragile” state.

    “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,” Weber said. “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.”

  12. Why was a child with congenital heart defects coming across the border in the first place? The answer seems pretty obvious to me?

    Mark Weber, a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), said in a statement to CBS News that the girl had a history of congenital heart defects. Weber said when she entered the care of an Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) facility in San Antonio, Texas, on March 4, 2018, she was in a “medically fragile” state.

    “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,” Weber said. “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.”

  13. So US taxpayers footed the bill for potentially life saving surgery for a foreign national and now the US government is responsible for the child’s death because of medical complications.

    Is DWS visiting every hospital in Florida shouting, “unacceptable!!” every time a patient dies following surgery?

    If a morbidly obese, alcoholic man with hypertension and a 10 pack a day smoking habit for 40 years dies during a bypass surgery, is DWS there to berate the doctors for the “unacceptable” results?

  14. God is having a hard time keeping track of all the lies these days. It must be exhausting. 😳

  15. ‘Democrats like DWS are just disgusting hacks….’ This is true. I’ll go further and say that DWS is a piece of sh___ for politicizing and lying about this child. Disgusting indeed.

  16. God is having a hard time keeping track of all the lies these days. It must be exhausting. 😳

  17. Why was a child with congenital heart defects coming across the border in the first place?

    Probably because her parents knew that if they just sneaked her across the border, they could get some free US surgical care.

    If illegal immigrant parents are doing this, it makes it even more likely that some kids will die due to their pre-existing medical conditions.

  18. I would argue that the statistics are actually pretty good considering the number of people crossing over and the small number of fatalities . If you compare it toThe number of fatalities of people crossing Africa into Europe, this is actually a great record.

    I do not mean diminish to the life of the poor boy, just providing larger perspective

  19. Agents in this sector have apprehended more than 23,000 migrants from at least 30 countries, other than Mexico, during the first seven months of this fiscal year which began on October 1, 2018. This represents an increase in total apprehensions of “Other than Mexican” of about 450 percent, officials reported.

    Just down the river in the Laredo Sector, hundreds of African migrants are waiting to cross into the U.S., Breitbart News reported. A large group of African migrants gathered on the south side of the Laredo Port of Entry to protest U.S. immigration policies that are keeping them from entering the U.S. to claim asylum. The group claims that “not enough is being done” to help them get asylum into the U.S.

    https://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/05/22/cuban-illegal-border-crossings-up-1600-percent-in-one-texas-sector/

    1. @lillie-belle Cubans and Africans don’t automatically get to come in for asylum like Central Americans. They should be turned back. Tromp needs to get a handle on this, it’s becoming a real emergency.

        1. @ryan-o He could ignore the lower court injunctions when they overstep their authority.

    2. A large group of African migrants gathered on the south side of the Laredo Port of Entry to protest U.S. immigration policies that are keeping them from entering the U.S. to claim asylum.

      This can’t be true. I’ve been told by Democrats that the USA is a deeply racist country that systemically oppresses black people.

      Why would Africans leave countries where they are ethnically the dominant race to come to a racist country like the USA? Doesn’t make sense.

  20. Just found out about 8 hours ago that the town of about 17,000 and 20 miles from me, where I do my shopping and banking and where I take my mother-in-law to the doctors and physical therapy, is one of the towns the “migrants” are being dropped. San Antonio is receiving the most and it’s only 90 miles away, which isn’t far in Texas. The mayor of My Town is livid about being a dump zone, as am I. Today is my mother-in-law’s 87th birthday. She is in remarkably good health, but now we have to worry about the diseases coming in with these illegal invaders being dropped on our doorstep. When we go to town for PT and groceries this afternoon, I’m going loaded with hand sanitizer and I may buy us face masks!

    On another note, San Antonio has some remarkable hospitals and medical professionals. This child would most likely have received the best of care, but her congenital problems and hard trek to America had probably already created a medical crisis that could not be overcome.

  21. Agents in this sector have apprehended more than 23,000 migrants from at least 30 countries, other than Mexico, during the first seven months of this fiscal year which began on October 1, 2018. This represents an increase in total apprehensions of “Other than Mexican” of about 450 percent, officials reported.

    Just down the river in the Laredo Sector, hundreds of African migrants are waiting to cross into the U.S., Breitbart News reported. A large group of African migrants gathered on the south side of the Laredo Port of Entry to protest U.S. immigration policies that are keeping them from entering the U.S. to claim asylum. The group claims that “not enough is being done” to help them get asylum into the U.S.

    https://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/05/22/cuban-illegal-border-crossings-up-1600-percent-in-one-texas-sector/

    1. @lillie-belle Cubans and Africans don’t automatically get to come in for asylum like Central Americans. They should be turned back. Tromp needs to get a handle on this, it’s becoming a real emergency.

    2. A large group of African migrants gathered on the south side of the Laredo Port of Entry to protest U.S. immigration policies that are keeping them from entering the U.S. to claim asylum.

      This can’t be true. I’ve been told by Democrats that the USA is a deeply racist country that systemically oppresses black people.

      Why would Africans leave countries where they are ethnically the dominant race to come to a racist country like the USA? Doesn’t make sense.

  22. The monsters (Real Parents or Not) who dragged her up from El Salvador are the people responsible for this child’s death…PERIOD

  23. I heard about this on CBS News radio this morning. All they said was an immigrant minor died in US border patrol custody and gave no details. Typical reporting by CBS News radio, which I hear every morning.

    1. Tell your station, you aren’t interested in leftist propaganda radio! I simply don’t listen to any radio station that uses CBS, abc, NBC, etc. for their “news”. My ears are so keen on bias, I just can’t stand that crap!

      1. @Abe Lincoln My local conservative talk radio is a CBS affiliate, and the 3 local hosts have no problem calling out the misinformation or hypocrisy in the 30 seconds of CBS news every half hour. The local station’s news lady doesn’t play that game and gives us the national, state, and local news straight.

      2. @Abe I listen to different radio stations owned by the MSM and Fox and I find it an interesting contrast between the news and syndicated shows like Plante and Shapiro.

  24. These illegal immigrants are putting us all in jeopardy. While this child’s illness may not have been contagious, thousands more are passing through our southern border with diseases that are. Today it was announced that a San Diego school “fears TB exposure”. This school is in the South Bay, near the SOUTHERN BORDER, where recently, illegals have tried to penetrate the border wall and many are waiting in Tijuana for asylum (poop flows downstream to the Pacific Ocean).

    Our politicians should all be getting calls and letters from each and everyone of us, demanding they stop the witch hunt and start doing the work they were elected to do, DEFEND OUR NATION.

    https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/South-Bay-Middle-School-at-Risk-for-Tuberculosis-Exposure-County-510281461.html

  25. Blame those who transported this child through unbearable conditions for days upon days with a diseased group of people.Maybe the Child was dying when we took her into custody.Debbie Wasserman Schultz,its unacceptable that you are still a Congress women,you should have been in jail many months ago before you ran to the mews media with this no brainer

  26. I’ve noticed that most of the media outlets are wording their headlines as if it was somehow our fault (ICE, Border Patrol, etc.) that these kids are dying. Most of them are already sick when they get here and I personally think that the sick ones are particularly being used just as publicity fodder by the very people who are encouraging, helping and paying these people to come here. These children are being used, and not in a good way, to stir up people’s emotions to help tear down our borders and the Media is complicit in these children’s deaths. These lowlife media narratives are putting these children’s lives at risk for what? An agenda? They are sickening.

    1. @philliesthoughts Yeah they’re the BAFF crowd. (Blame America First [redacted] )

  27. Selective outrage. She doesn’t care that her and her party encouraging this puts their life in danger, helps human smugglers, and puts women at risk for being raped.

  28. The Democrats are insufferable. Have our politics ever been this bad as far as the lies and the rhetoric being spewed?

    1. As long as it hurts Trump and/or Republicans and/or Conservatives and/or Libertarians and/or Moderates politically…

      The ends justifies the means

      1. That’s their agenda, but this crap hurts America as a whole, and I should throw the media in with them. We the people are nothing more than spectators at a political fight.

        1. It’s time to stop being a spectator. It’s time we rise up and demand they listen to WE THE PEOPLE and start putting AMERICANS first. Enough is enough. I call my senators and representatives weekly, I know they aren’t listening because they are DiFi and Cameltoes. But, I still call.

          1. I used to call and email my Senators and rep all the time. Falls on deaf ears. It really doesn’t matter. My rep is an R and both Senators are as well. Of course, I used to have a D Senator, and he got kicked to the curb back in 2012. I know I’m only one person, but I’m sure not the only one calling with my will. I guess there just aren’t enough people making contact and lobbyist’s voices/wallets are more powerful. Heck, I contacted my rep a month ago now to request a tour of the WH and/or Capitol Bldg. Crickets from them so far.

  29. The monsters (Real Parents or Not) who dragged her up from El Salvador are the people responsible for this child’s death…PERIOD

  30. I’ve noticed that most of the media outlets are wording their headlines as if it was somehow our fault (ICE, Border Patrol, etc.) that these kids are dying. Most of them are already sick when they get here and I personally think that the sick ones are particularly being used just as publicity fodder by the very people who are encouraging, helping and paying these people to come here. These children are being used, and not in a good way, to stir up people’s emotions to help tear down our borders and the Media is complicit in these children’s deaths. These lowlife media narratives are putting these children’s lives at risk for what? An agenda? They are sickening.

    1. @philliesthoughts Yeah they’re the BAFF crowd. (Blame America First [redacted] )

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