This is a shocker and will make you mad so make sure you are sitting down for this one – a Guatemalan migrant is suing the USA for $60 million.
The lawyers for the woman, Yazmin Juarez, are claiming that her child fell ill after she was placed in an ICE detention center after they crossed the border seeking asylum.
They were released and the young child and mother went to Philadelphia and six weeks later the child died.
And she is blaming ICE, not herself for taking a one-year-old on that rugged and dangerous and dirty journey from Guatemala to America. Right, that had nothing to do with it, it is all Trump’s fault. Gimme a break…
From The Hill: The mother of the 1-year-old child who died after being released from a family detention center is filing a claim against the U.S. government. Attorneys for Yazmin Juarez filed a legal claim on Tuesday seeking $60 million from the government for the death of her daughter, Mariee, according to The Associated Press.
The claim is against multiple agencies, the news agency reported.
Lawyers for Juarez are arguing that Mariee developed a respiratory illness while she was being held at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas after being detained.
They are accusing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of releasing Mariee despite treating her condition.
Mariee died six weeks later in Philadelphia after being hospitalized for respiratory failure.
The law firm Arnold & Porter told AP that it will file a lawsuit against the government if it doesn’t settle its claim. R. Stanton Jones, a lawyer at the firm, told AP that the government has six months to respond to its claim.
“Having made the decision to jail small children, the U.S. government is responsible to provide living conditions that are safe, sanitary and appropriate,” Jones said to the news service.