The parents of Anadith Tanay Reyes Alvarez, 8, a Honduran immigrant girl (born in Panama, but to Honduran parents) who died in Border Patrol custody, have condemned what they believe to be an immigration crime. He was pronounced dead at the hospital, despite being reported by authorities to have died “on the floor” of the station.
He claims that the officers did not respond to his pleas for help and that he was not allowed to ride in the ambulance that took him to the emergency room. The minor died on Wednesday.
According to Adela Alvarez, Anadith Tanay Reyes Alvarez’s mother, “I tried to get into the ambulance, but they wouldn’t let me because she was already dead. They put me in a patrol vehicle.
The minor did not receive care at any point of time, he was only given a serum, he said. He mentioned that his daughter was slowly dying until she stopped breathing.
The family, composed of Mabel Alvarez, Rossell Reyes, and the minor, crossed the Rio Grande on May 9 in search of a future in the United States. The girl was suffering from congenital heart problems, but they were hopeful that she would get medical care in the country. While held at the Harlingen Processing Station in Texas for more than a week, despite the fact that immigration protocols recommend no more than 72 hours of detention, the minor was diagnosed with influenza and experienced severe respiratory difficulties I went.
The family claimed that the authorities ignored their concerns despite the girl showing evidence of a heart ailment. Alvarez said a guard told her her daughter’s symptoms were normal and all she needed was water. The mother never thought that her daughter would die in jail.
Telemundo published that the Office of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) tried to contact him regarding these allegations, but a spokesperson did not respond directly and noted that a statement issued by the agency, citing Investigation underway. “Medical emergency” and transfer of the girl to a hospital, where she was pronounced brought dead.
The girl’s mother said that her daughter died in her arms and when they reached the hospital, she was already dead. The father also said that by the time an ambulance was called, it was too late.
The couple, who are seeking justice for their daughter’s death, allege negligence on the part of doctors and officials at the processing center, arguing that they repeatedly requested help while in custody, but went unheeded Went.
On May 17, after seeking help several times, she says she faced angry looks and discrimination. The girl’s condition worsened and she fainted.
According to the mother’s account, they laid her on the floor, tried to revive her, and she bled a little from the mouth. Then an ambulance arrived.
The couple also criticized the hygiene conditions of the immigration station, at a time when it has been reported that these centers are working beyond their capacity after more immigrants arrive than they can handle.