Despite allegations from the left that the Trump administration was somehow responsible for the death of a 7-year-old migrant girl at the border, DHS revealed on Tuesday that the girl likely died from “sepsis shock.”
In a statement, DHS confirmed that Jakelin Caal Maquin, 7, and her father were apprehend by Border Patrol on Dec. 6 in the New Mexico desert.
"The initial screening revealed no evidence of health issues," DHS said in a statement. “During the screening, the father denied that either he or his daughter were ill."
Both were offered food and water and access to restrooms at the time. Hours later, tragedy struck.
“When they arrived at the station around an hour and a half later, Caal told authorities his daughter had stopped breathing. Border Patrol emergency medical technicians began administering medical care and called an ambulance, according to DHS,” NBC News reported.
The girl’s temperature hit 105.9 degrees and Border Patrol agents fought to save her life.
“Agents providing medical care revived the child twice,” DHS revealed.
Maquin was flown to a hospital in a helicopter and her father was driven more than four hours to be with her.
"The initial indication form Providence Hospital is that she passed due to sepsis shock," DHS said. ”Her father was with her.”
As NBC News explains, “Sepsis is the body's extreme response to an existing infection somewhere in the body that can lead to rapid organ failure and death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
DHS is now warning migrants that the journey to enter the U.S. illegally is extremely dangerous.
“Drug cartels, human smugglers and the elements pose deadly risks to anyone who attempts to cross the border illegally,” the statement said. “Once again, we are begging parents to not put themselves or their children at risk by attempting to enter illegally.”