Another Migrant Dies In U.S. Custody

(Washington, DC-AP) — A young Guatemalan national is dead after being found unresponsive at a South Texas U.S. Border Patrol station. Customs and Border Protection says the 16-year-old was discovered dead yesterday during a welfare check in Weslaco.

The teen had been in U.S. custody for a week after being captured for illegal entry near Hidalgo. A cause of death has not been released. CBP says Congress and the Guatemalan government have been notified.

He is the 5th child to die in U.S. Custody since December.

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