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House Plans Probe of Migrant Boy’s Death as Homeland Security Points Fingers

Michelle Brané, director of Migrant Rights and Justice at the Women's Refugee Commission, called Alonzo-Gomez’s death—and Homeland Security’s decision to blame advocacy groups for it—“tragic but unfortunately not surprising.”

“As long as CBP continues to deny access to asylum seekers, drive people further underground, and treat people seeking safety as though they are criminals, people will die. Children are particularly vulnerable, and CBP continues to abdicate any responsibility.”