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8-year-old girl dies in U.S. Border Patrol custody in Texas

Posted on AllSides May 18th, 2023
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Adria Malcolm for NBC News

An 8-year-old girl died after suffering a "medical emergency" while in U.S. Border Patrol custody in Texas on Wednesday, authorities said.

The girl and her family were being held at a facility in the city of Harlingen, near the Mexico border, Customs and Border Protection said in a statement. No more details have been released about the girl's identity.

"Emergency Medical Services were called to the station and transported her to the local hospital where she was pronounced dead," the statement said, adding that the Office of Professional Responsibility would conduct an...

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