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May 18th, 2023
Rep. Grijalva Calls for Oversight into Deaths of Migrant Children

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07) issued a statement following news of the death an eight-year-old girl in U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody in Harlingen, Texas:

“The death of an eight-year-old girl in CBP custody is distressing and tragic. This is the third death of a migrant child in federal custody under the Biden administration. I give my sincerest condolences to the families for their heartbreaking loss. These cases demand immediate independent oversight and this latest one deserves an expeditious and transparent investigation by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General. It’s critical we receive the full context of the circumstances of the death of all the children. The Biden administration has a moral responsibility to act quickly to make certain this does not happen again and ensure that improvements are made to guarantee the safety and health of those seeking asylum.”

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