When a young, seven-year-old girl arrived at the border of Mexico and the United States, she was with her family and in great health. Her family arrived in New Mexico at the border and was immediately taken into custody by the United States Customs and Border Protection.
But while she was in the hands of the United States government, the seven-year-old girl succumbed to “a rapidly progressive infection,” that ultimately took her life.
The infection shut down her vital organs, and because the border agents were not fast on the uptake, the young woman did not get care fast enough to beat the infection. She died while in the hands of the CBP.
President Biden will sign a trio of executive orders on Tuesday to reverse Donald Trump’s crackdown on asylum seekers and refugees, continuing his push to loosen his predecessor’s strict immigration policies.
Biden will direct the Department of Homeland Security to conduct a broad review of asylum programs that were targeted by the Trump administration, asking his administration to rescind proclamations, rules, and guidance documents intended to curb the entry of migrants seeking humanitarian protection in the U.S.