[Ed. – This is awful and sad, but nothing about it implicates ICE or U.S. immigration law. It is unreasonable to the point of madness to NOT ask why the mother brought a child of less than two on the trip from Guatemala in the first place. It’s unreasonable to assume that the child had no prior illness before she showed symptoms in the ICE detention center. It is suspicious to not tell the public what the little girl died of, and it is unconscionable of Democrats like Ocasio-Cortez to vote against expanding border-processing facilities to ease conditions there.]
With tears in her eyes, a young Guatemalan mother on Wednesday recounted the death of her 21-month-old daughter after they were both released from U.S. custody, offering a scathing rebuke of conditions in migrant detention centers and bringing some lawmakers to tears with her heart-wrenching testimony.
As Yazmin Juárez, 21, described her love for her daughter Mariee — who died in May 2018 after being released from the Immigration and Customs and Enforcement (ICE) facility in Dilley, Texas — a visibly emotional Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York placed her hand on her face and began to cry.