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2 migrant children died this month. But warnings were documented long before that

Leah Chavla, a policy advisor with the Women’s Refugee Commission has focused on the treatment of asylum seekers. After visiting Tijuana to observe the recent refugee caravan, she said she observed a lot of migrants with respiratory illnesses, which may stem from traveling for a long time and being exposed to weather elements, in addition to inadequate nutrition, stress and anxiety.

“While, yes, children may get sick while migrating, I still think an independent and thorough investigation is critical in both of these cases of deaths in CBP custody,” Chavla said.