Houston, November 28: Yazmin Juarez, the mother of the child who died after being released from a US family detention centre, filed a legal claim, seeking $60 million from the government for the child's death. In May, Jaurez's 1-year-old daughter, Mariee passed away six weeks later in Philadelphia. Melania Trump Visits Immigrant Child Detention Centre in Texas, But Wears A ‘I don’t Care Jacket’.
According to a TIME report, the deceased child developed a respiratory illness while she and her mother were detained at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas.
According to the report, advocates have always complained that medical care in Dilley is substandard and that detaining families severely affects their mental health. ICE has defended the care it provides at Dilley, saying detainees have access to medical professionals.