Customs and Border Protection orders medical checks on children in custody


CBP said it needs help of other agencies to provide healthcare after a second immigrant child died in its custody this month

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have ordered medical checks on every child in its custody after an eight-year-old boy from Guatemala died, marking the second death of an immigrant child in the agency’s care this month.

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