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Father of Guatemalan Girl Who Died Has ‘No Complaints’ About Border Patrol
The father of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died while crossing into the United States has “no complaints” about the way she was treated while being detained by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. Ruben Garcia, Director of Annunciation House, reading a statement from the attorney of father of 7-year-old girl who died in U.S. custody: "Jakelin's father is grateful for the many first responders that tried to save young Jakelin's life in New Mexico and Texas." Nery Gilberto Caal said Border Patrol agents did what they could to help his daughter, Jakelin Caal Maquin, after she got sick on a bus. The bus traveled from Antelope Wells Port of Entry in New Mexico to a Border Patrol station in Lordsburg, New Mexico. She died Dec. 8 in El Paso, Texas. Ruben Garcia, Director of Annunciation House: "Jakelin's father took care of Jakelin, made sure she was fed and had sufficient water…. She had not suffered from a lack of water or food prior to approaching the border." The lawyers also called on the media to cease speculation on the girl’s cause of death.