>> The US border agents, who detained a young Guatemalan migrant girl who died in their custody, will not speak to US lawmakers who are investigating her death. That's according to the Department of Homeland Security, which said the agents did not have to give interviews to the lawmakers because of their union membership.
The response comes as members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are set to tour the New Mexico patrol station where seven year olds Jakelin Caal and her father were taken into custody, after illegally crossing the border. US Representative Joaquin Castro, the Democrat who leads a Hispanic Caucus, requested a chance to speak to the agents who were there when Caal became ill with a high fever.
She was then flown to an El Paso, Texas hospital where she died after being diagnosed with liver failure, according to border patrol. A spokesman for the agents' union said it has advised the agents not to speak to anyone until the agency completes its investigation. Her death fueling more criticism of President Trump's immigration policies.
We need border security, it's very simple. The blowback also hitting Department of Homeland Security's secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, who said in an interview on Fox and Friends, that Caal's death was the fault of her family and quote, a very sad example of the dangers of this journey.