I don't feel very well, and her father doesn't feel well either, because the girl died in front of him when he was in the hospital. She died and he couldn't do anything.
>> What I saw was that the girl was so happy to leave because she realized she had heard she could have a better life there.>> On December first, Jakelin set out on a 2,000 mile journey with her 29 year old father. Relatives say the two were inseparable.
But on December sixth in a remote new part of Mexico they were detained. Along with the group of more than 160 migrants. Official said, A border agent asked Jackielyn's father around 20 questions and had him fill up a form in English. An interview was conducted in Spanish, but Guatemalan officials later said that Jakelin's parents don't understand Spanish 100%, and that they prefer to talk in their native Mayan language.
Early the next morning, her father told agents that her daughter was vomiting. She later stopped breathing and was taken to a hospital in El Paso Texas. Customs and Border officials say a brain scan revealed swelling and she was diagnosed with liver failure. Lawyers working with the father's said, the hospital has not released the cause of death.
Jaclyn died early in the morning on December eighth, with her father on the hospital.>>
>> The father said the girl did not show signs of distress at the border, disputing reports that she had gone for days without food and water.>> The Trump administration has defended the treatment of the child saying there is no indication that she had any medical problems until several hours after she was taken into US custody.
The Department of Homeland Security's internal watch dog is investigating Jacqueline's death.