A Guatemalan child who was detained by the Customs and Border Patrol died on Tuesday at a New Mexico hospital, the agency reported.
The unknown child is the second border of levy to die in the government's guardians this month. The seven-year-old Jakelin Caal died on December 7 of dehydration and shock, less than a day after being caught by border agents.
In the second case, an agent found on Monday that the child was ill. The boy and his dad were brought to the Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center in Alamogordo, NM, where the child was diagnosed with cold, according to a news release of CBP.
Later, he found that he had a fever and was taken for an additional 90 minutes before he was released on prescriptions for an antibiotic and Ibuprofen.
But the child became more seriously ill on Monday night, when he vomited, and returned to the hospital. He died after midnight on Christmas Day.
The cause of the child's death is unknown. An investigation into CBP actions will be undertaken, says the news.