7-year-old girl dies in US custody

The girl from Guatemala died of dehydration and shock while she was in U.S. custody after crossing the border illegally with her father, officials said.
0:54 | 12/14/18

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We're learning about the death of a seven year old migrant girl from Guatemala who died of dehydration and shock while she was in US custody. After crossing illegally with her father earlier this month customs and Border Patrol tells the Washington Post that before she crossed. She ate nothing to eat or drink for several days eight hours after she and her father were taken into custody. She started having seizures and she was taken by helicopter to a hospital her temperature was over 105 degrees she later died. The Department of Homeland Security says Border Patrol agents took every possible step to save the child's life under the most trying of circumstances. But the reaction coming in overnight from lawmakers is pretty stunning including the incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerry Nadler Nadler says than a tweet. That he is demanding immediate answers to this tragedy from Homeland Security secretary curse to Nielsen we'll see what they have to say about that answering yeah.

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