Migrant Woman Testifies: My Child Died On What Is Mother’s Day In My Country

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“I’m here today because I want to put an end to this,” Yazmin Juárez told members of Congress tearfully on Wednesday. Lawmakers listened as Juárez testified about the preventable death of her daughter in 2018, weeks after they were released from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody. Juárez said she had fled Guatemala with her daughter, Mariee, because she feared for their lives and hoped for a better future. “Instead, I watched my baby girl die slowly and painfully just a few months before her second birthday.” Mariee had been a healthy and happy baby, making the journey to the U.S. southern border without any health problems, Juárez testified. They spent a few days in a Customs and Border Protection facility she referred to as the “icebox” for its cold temperature. She said they were locked in a cage with about 30 other people, sleeping on a concrete floor. Then they went to the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, a sprawling federal detention center. A nurse

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