Dehydrated Child Dies After Days-Long Forced March By Parents, Libs Blame Border Patrol
There's just one problem: the story – while heartbreaking – is incredibly misleading, as a report by Politico's Huddle newsletter reveals.
The Daily Caller's Emily Larsen explains:
“Top House Democrats are calling for a ‘full investigation’ into the death of a 7-year-old girl from Guatemala, who died of dehydration and shock just one week after she was taken into Border Patrol Custody,” the newsletter said.
Laypeople on Twitter also claimed Friday that the girl was in Border Patrol custody for a week before dying.
Which part of "she died of dehydration after being in Border Patrol's custody for a week" are you CHOOSING not to understand? Why do people who value their "Law + Order" instincts ignore their empathy instincts or do you not have them? Asking for a friend!— jadekeller (@jadekeller2) December 14, 2018
There are fucking children dying in custody of border patrol. CHILDREN. a 7 year old little girl died of dehydration & shock after being in the custody of border patrol for a week. How are people okay with this????— Casshole (@ckizzy_) December 14, 2018
Here's the truth:
The girl was in Border Patrol custody for around eight hours before local emergency services transported her to an El Paso hospital, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said. She reportedly had not eaten or had water for several days. The girl died after less than 24 hours in the hospital.
News outlets reported the girl’s death about a week after the incident. Border Patrol took the 7-year-old and her father into custody on Dec. 6 outside of Lordsburg, N.M., the Washington Post reported Thursday. They were part of a group of 163 migrants who approached border agents to turn themselves in.
Upon being taken into custody, Border Patrol paramedics took the girl's temperature and found she had a life-threatening 106-degree fever. Emergency services airlifted the child to an El Paso hospital, where she went into cardiac arrest and died.