Democrats Call for Better Medical Care, Flu Vaccines Following One-Year Anniversary of the Deaths of Migrant Children

Maria Perez
Dec 11, 2019 - 7:00
Democrats Call for Better Medical Care

Democrats are calling for flu vaccines and proper medical care following the one-year anniversary of the death of a seven-year-old girl from Guatemala who died from the flu while in U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody.

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus held a press conference on Tuesday to demand that CBP provide flu vaccines and proper medical care to migrants in their custody. Jakelin Caal Maquin, 7, died on December 8, 2018, in CBP custody from a bacterial infection called streptococcal sepsis, NPR News previously reported. Maquin was traveling with...

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