The father of the 7-year-old Guatemalan girl Jakelin Caal who died after being detained briefly by the US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) said he has “no complaints about how Border Patrol agents treated him and his daughter,” Guatemalan Consul Tekandi Paniagua told CNN on Saturday.
The consul said the father, Nery Gilberto Caal, told him agents did everything they possibly could to help his daughter, Jakelin Caal Maquin, after she became sick on a bus.
CNN reported it but then suggested the 90 minute bus ride was somehow the fault of border agents. She later died in the hospital.
Caal did not speak to the media Saturday, but in a statement issued by his lawyers, he said he was “grateful for the many first responders that tried to save young Jakelin’s life in New Mexico and Texas”[…]
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