An 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who jumped the border with his father and was caught by the Border Patrol died while in federal custody early Tuesday, Homeland Security officials said.
In this latest death, Border Patrol agents said they spotted signs of potential illness on Monday and took the boy and his father to a hospital, where the child was diagnosed with a common cold then found to have a fever.
The child was treated with amoxicillin and Ibuprofen and died early Tuesday, Homeland Security said. No cause of death was given.
The death follows one earlier this month of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl, in an incident that left Democrats saying the Trump administration had blood on its hands.
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