VIDEO: Father of Guatemalan girl who died in US custody speaks out

DECEMBER 15, 2018

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(CNN) — The father of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died after being detained by the US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) said he has “no complaints about how Border Patrol agents treated him and his daughter,” Guatemalan Consul Tekandi Paniagua told CNN on Saturday.

The consul said the father, Nery Gilberto Caal, told him agents did everything they possibly could to help his daughter, Jakelin Caal Maquin, after she became sick on a a bus. The bus traveled from the Antelope Wells port of entry in New Mexico to a Border Patrol station in Lordsburg, New Mexico, about 90 minutes away.

The article goes on to state the following:

Caal did not speak to the media Saturday, but in a statement issued by his lawyers, he said he was “grateful for the many first responders that tried to save young Jakelin’s life in New Mexico and Texas.”

Watch the video report below for a full statement from the father of the child who died.

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  1. SHIRLEY BLANCHARD December 15th, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    Absolutely, the family was responsible for the consequences that would occur on this journey. Those that encouraged or arranged their travel, are just as guilty, too.


  2. Capit December 15th, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    It is sad these people bring children as leverage, he has no one to blame but himself and he pretty much said that. The activist was hoping he would blame the US. A sad loss due to activist miss leading these people to get them to take these dangerous and unnecessary risks. May her little soul rest in peace.


  3. Douglas Schmitt December 16th, 2018 at 8:52 am

    Is all about votes, the libtards and their Rich backers like Soros want as many illegials as possible, give them all the free stuff and they will vote Democrap. Illegial or not the demorats will find a way to count their votes, they always have and always will.


  4. Mildred J Smith December 17th, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Well, well wonder what the lawyer will have to say about his statement. Who is paying the lawyer. Where is the Mother. Lots of unanswered questions but news media will milk it for all it is worth plus the demos. Sad poor child.


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