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US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement confirms death of unaccompanied 17-year-old migrant in their care

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A 17-year-old died within the custody US Division of Well being and Human Providers’ (HHS) Workplace of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) on Friday based on a statement by the HHS.

Enrique Reina, a international affairs secretary for Honduras, recognized the unaccompanied baby and supplied his condolences in a tweet. Reina said that Ángel Eduardo Maradiaga Espinoza, a 17-year-old Honduran, died in a shelter in Security Harbor, Florida whereas within the custody of the ORR. Reina additionally said that the Honduran Embassy is involved with Espinoza’s household and is investigating the matter.

Throughout a Could 12 press briefing, White Home Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed {that a} 6-year-old who had been in HHS custody “for a few weeks” died in HHS custody. Jean-Pierre stated a medical investigation into the 6-year-old’s dying had been opened on Could 10, and she or he was unaware if President Biden had been briefed on the matter.

The migrant’s deaths observe the end of Title 42, a Trump-era immigration coverage that permitted the Surgeon Normal to droop the introduction of “individuals and property” to the US if the Surgeon Normal finds there’s a hazard of communicable illness from a international nation. Title 42 border restrictions observe the end of the Covid-19 public well being emergency on Could 11, 2023.

Source / Picture: jurist.org

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