‘We are standing on native land,’ she claimed, speaking just outside the U.S. Capitol. ‘And Latino people are descendants of native people. And we cannot be told, and criminalized, simply because for our identity or our status. Period.’
The poor child’s death that’s being used to lead the latest war cry is of one Guatemalan youngster Jakelin Caal Moquin, who died in December after she and her father were picked up as part of a group of 163 undocumented migrants in a stretch of the New Mexico desert.
The little girl was flown to a hospital in El Paso and initially revived after falling ill and her temperature soaring. She died less than 24 hours later, raising questions about how prepared the border agency was for dealing with the flood of migrants and asylum seekers from Central America that have been arriving at the southern US border in greater numbers in recent months.
The agency handled the little girl’s dire condition as quickly as possible but unfortunately, by the time they reached the group of illegals, the child was already in critical condition, reports say.