>> Migrant Jakelin Caal died on December 8th after being detained by US Border Patrol agents in New Mexico. Now immigrant rights groups are calling for a swift and thorough investigation into her death. US officials said the young girl suffered cardiac arrest, brain swelling, and liver failure. Jakelin Caal died in an El Paso, Texas hospital two days after she and her father were detained in a remote part of New Mexico.
Her father, Nery Call, said she had no preexisting medical conditions. Executive director of the Annunciation House for Migrants, Ruben Garcia, is working with the Guatemalan consulate to repatriate the body back to Guatemala.>> It's one of those situations that I can't imagine. I can't imagine what it must be like to come up, and then find yourself dealing with the loss of your child.
>> The Office of the US Inspector General, which looks into accusations of misconduct by public employees, will take the lead in an investigation into the death. And said they will share the results with the public. Protests against Jakelin Caal's death have been planned in El Paso.