A 2-year-old Guatemalan boy caught on the border of U.S.-Mexico in early April died Tuesday after spending weeks in the hospital.
He was the fourth child migrant who died from December after being caught on the border. Everything is Guatemala.
Consul Tekandi Paniagua of Guatemala told the Washington Post that the boy, who had not met, had come out with pneumonia, but his death was investigated.
After three days in federal precaution, the child's mother told Customs and Border Protection agents that her child was ill. She was taken to the hospital by ambulance that day.
Two days later, on April 8, the family was formally released from custody of a notice to appear in the immigration court.
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The consulate in Guatemala warns families whose travel to the south is dangerous.
"We have repeatedly said that trips to the United States, where Guatemala's families are working on them, is very dangerous," Paniagua said in a statement. "We have seen four cases in a range of children who lost their lives this way."