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Another Migrant Dies in U.S. Custody, Remains Unnamed

Migrants continue to die while in U.S. custody.

A 32-year-old man from El Salvador died Thursday morning just hours after being apprehended by Border Patrol agents, CNN reports.

The unnamed migrant “fell into medical distress” while being processed at the Lordsburg Border Patrol Station, more than two hours away from the El Paso Station in New Mexico where he was first taken in.

Customs and Border Protection said they attempted to revive the Central American man but couldn’t.

“Our condolences are with his family,” the agency said.

This man is just another body piling up in the long line of migrants that have died in U.S. custody just since September, when numbers of people trying to cross the border spiked.

At least 12 others have died since September.

Related Article: Harvard Doctors Implore Congress to Investigate Migrant Child Deaths, ‘Poor Conditions’ at Border Shelters

At the beginning of July, a man from Nicaragua died at an Arizona hospital while in the custody of US immigration authorities.

Other detainees to die in U.S. custody since November include a 58-year-old Cuban man; twoRussian nationals, a 40-year-old man and a 56-year-old man; a 54-year-old Mexican man; and a 21-year-old Indian national. A 25-year-old Salvadoran transgender woman, Jonathan Alberto “Johana” Medina Leon, died in the agency’s custody in early June.

A 2-year-old boy from Guatemala died in May at an El Paso hospital from complications of pneumonia. He is one of several children who have died while trying to cross the border or while being in U.S. custody.

Doctors from Harvard and Johns Hopkins implored Congress this week to take action and improve the conditions for children at migrant detention centers. Six have died, and three in part as a result of having the flu.

Child flu deaths are rare, the doctors said, and should be preventable, according to The Washington Post. The Harvard doctors also boldly accused the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services of likely not following best practices during screening, treatment, isolation, and prevention of the flu.

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