Mexican Man Dies in Border Patrol Custody in Texas, the 4th Such Death in Recent Months

A Mexican man died in U.S. custody Monday, a day after Border Patrol agents apprehended him.The 40-year-old, whose name was not released, was taken into custody near the Bridge of the Americas in El Paso on Sunday. He had previously been deported and was entering the country illegally, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement.Medical officials at a processing facility near the Paso del Norte bridge diagnosed the man with flulike symptoms and liver and renal failure. He was taken to Las Palmas Medical Center, where he died Monday.In a statement, CBP spokesman Andrew Meehan said the agency's Office of Professional Responsibility was reviewing the death and that the Mexican government and the Department of Homeland Security had been notified."Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and his loved ones," Meehan said. "CBP remains committed to ensuring the safe, humane and dignified treatment of those within the care of our custody."  Continue reading...

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