Around 1,000 migrant children have reportedly been held at border facilities past the legal time lim Around 1000 migrant children who crossed through America's southern border have been held in overcrowded US Border Patrol facilities for longer than the .
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Carlos Gregorio Hernández Vásquez, 16, died next to a toilet, alone, in an immigration detention cell. In video reviewed as part of his autopsy, Texas Monthlyreports, the boy “is seen lying on the floor, vomiting on the floor, and walks over to the commode, where he sits and later lies back and expires.” His May death makes him the 5th child to die after being taken into U.S. custody since December. Carlos crossed the border on May 13 and had been detained at the Rio Grande Valley Sector's Central Processing Center for nearly a week—in violation of the 72-hour limit imposed by law—when he began to feel sick. ”That day, a nurse practitioner found that he had a 103-degree fever, and he tested positive for the flu. He was prescribed Tamiflu and transferred to the Border Patrol station at Weslaco. Hernandez died the next morning,”