On Friday, US Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen traveled to the border town of Texas after the death of 8-year-old Guatemalan. The child was arrested with his father before the government custody before his death.
DHS spokeswoman Katie Waldman did not reveal further details about the trip or meetings with Nielsen but said earlier that Nielsen was to visit several stations and substations and meet with medical technicians from emergency, health professionals and local officials.
The trip took place four days after the death of Felipe, who was the second Guatemalan child to die in government custody in three weeks. Nielsen described the death as "deeply troubling and heartbreaking" and sought medical help from other government agencies, including the US Coast Guard. The letter of Kirstjen Nielsen stated that the chronology, actions and factors that led to Felipe's death continue to evolve, but the information made public so far is alarming and requires immediate attention and investigation.
The cause of death after the investigation was that Felipe had a fever of 39 ° C (39 ° F), CBP said.