Liberals have been clamoring about deaths occurring in DHS custody – but that’s not the whole picture. The Daily Wire reports:
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials said on Wednesday that the 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died in U.S. custody this week did so after his alleged father declined additional medical treatment.
The boy, Felipe Gomez Alonzo, was initially taken to the hospital after CBP agents noticed that he was sick and was “diagnosed with the common cold, given prescription medications and discharged,” ABC St. Louis reported.
A spokesperson for DHS said on Wednesday that the boy later continued to complain about not feeling well and started vomiting, “but the man claiming to be his father told agents that the boy did not need to return to the hospital and that ‘he had been feeling better.'”
The agents later checked on the boy and noticed that his condition had worsened, at which point they decided to take him back to the hospital where he later died.
Illegals chose to cross the dangerous border illegally, and Border Patrol agents did all in their power to save those in need of medical attention. But recklessness on the part of illegal adults will continue.