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General News    H3'ed 1/13/19

Mexican shelter says boy who later died in U.S. custody had been 'in perfect health condition'

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A Mexican shelter official that housed Felipe Gómez Alonzo before his arrival in the U.S. last month said the boy was not sick when he left the facility. “Felipe was here,” said Blanca Alicia Rivera, Casa del Migrante manager. “He was in perfect health condition.” But in U.S. custody, the boy was shuffled from cold facility to cold facility for six days, eventually getting seriously ill and dying at a New Mexico hospital, just 8 years old.

In a lie-laden tirade, Donald Trump blamed his political opponents and the boy’s father for the death, falsely claiming that Felipe and 7-year-old Jakelin Ameí Rosmery Caal Maquin, another Guatemalan child that became sick and died in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody that same month, “were very sick before they were given over to Border Patrol.”

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