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8-year-old girl dies while in federal custody on the border

The child and her family were in custody at a border station in Harlingen before she was transported to a local hospital. The death comes less than a week after the expiration of Title 42, which had allowed authorities to quickly expel migrants from the U.S. during the pandemic.

What was left of the makeshift migrant camp less than 19 hours after Title 42 ended at 9:59 p.m. local time the night before, Friday, May 12, 2023, in El Paso. A group is living under the blankets that are being used to cover themselves from the sun. The camp had up to 1000 people in recent days.

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