Amidst Liberal Outcry Over Migrants, Family of Young Girl Who Died in CBP Custody Debunks Mainstream Media Narrative

Earlier this month, a seven-year-old Guatemalan girl, Jakelin Caal Maquin, tragically died while being held by U.S. Border Patrol. As always, when something that can be construed to fit their narrative occurs, the liberal run media began playing the blame game. However, according to TheBlaze, the family of the deceased little girl is now disputing the mainstream media’s account of their loved one’s death.

Since the young child’s untimely demise, leftists have been blaming immigration officials and U.S. Border Patrol. This is nothing new. These individuals have constantly been cast in a negative light since Donald Trump took office. The Daily Caller reported on the inappropriateness of a Washington Post’s headline about the story.

The headline, which read “7-year-old migrant girl taken into Border Patrol custody dies of dehydration, exhaustion” and was written by Nick Miroff and John Wagner, appeared to put the responsibility for the child’s death squarely on the shoulders of U.S. Border Patrol officers. The two reporters inquired of a White House spokesman if the Trump administration is “taking any responsibility for the girl’s death.” The spokesman aptly answered, “Does the administration take responsibility for a parent taking a child on a trek through Mexico to get to this country? No.”

Accuracy in Media called out several news outlets for their biased reporting of the story. In an article about the event, Amanda Covarrubias of liberal NBC News said, “Her death raised questions about how well authorities are prepared to deal with such emergencies and provided fuel for critics of the Trump administration’s tough posture toward migrants crossing the border illegally.” In her closing, Covarrubias stated the child and her father “were trying to ‘escape from the dangerous situation in their home country.’”

Salon’s Matthew Rosen reported on comments Jason Chaffitz made while he was substituting for Sean Hannity on Fox News. Chaffitz remarked the girl’s death “should serve as a warning to other parents thinking of illegally crossing the border.” The Salon writer then provided another network’s coverage of how talking about immigration issues should be accomplished. He stated, “By contrast, CNN’s Chris Cuomo responded to the news of Maquin’s death on his Friday program by urging common sense immigration reforms that don’t demonize either side.”

Interestingly, none of these reports mentioned the comments the migrant girl’s father made in which he said he has “no complaints about how Border Patrol agents treated him and his daughter.” In addition, the father also allegedly said “agents did everything they possibly could” to assist her.

Twenty-nine-year-old Nery Gilberto Caal Cuz hasn’t directly spoken to the media. In addition to Spanish, the young girl’s father primarily speaks an indigenous Guatemalan. However, his attorneys stated he is “grateful for the many first responders that tried to save young Jakelin’s life in New Mexico and Texas.”

Despite the girl’s father’s gratitude, her family has been railroaded into calling for an investigation into their daughter’s death. The family’s lawyers said they want a probe that “will assess this incident within nationally recognized standards for the arrest and custody of children. The family intends to assist in such an investigation into the cause and circumstances of Jakelin’s death.”

When apprehended by U.S. officials, Cuz signed a form attesting his daughter was in good health. But, the form was written in English, which is a language the girl’s father neither reads nor writes. His lawyers have taken exception with this issue. In a statement, they remarked, “It is unacceptable for any government agency to have persons in custody sign documents in a language that they clearly do not understand.”

Maquin died in a Texas hospital on December 8. Her death came two days after she and her father were detained by immigration authorities. The hospital where she died says the girl likely died of sepsis shock, not dehydration as most leftwing media outlets have claimed. 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.

Last month, U.S. officials used tear gas when caravan migrants tried to enter the country illegally. In another example of the mainstream media running amuck, Trump was immediately excoriated for the action. Not surprisingly, President Barack H. Obama didn’t receive the same treatment when the officials operating under his administration utilized the same substance around once a month against incoming migrants. According to LifeZette, data from the Department of Homeland Security, DHS, reveals that U.S. Customs and Border Protection, CPB, deployed tear gas on these individuals since 2010. In 2012, tear gas was utilized 26 times. It was used 27 times in 2013.

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31 Responses

  1. BUILD THE WALL ALREADY. Make it known,worldwide, that no one will be allowed to enter our nation illegally.

    1. Sad how the liberal medias lie 24/7 to our Country !

  2. Like!! Really appreciate you sharing this blog post.Really thank you! Keep writing.

  3. Build the wall. We can do it as private citizens I will gladly donate to such a cause. Our political people won’t do it it is time for the silent majority again to speak up as we did with the 2016 election. Let’s get it done. If people want to enter our country they need to do it like my ancestors did, legally.

    1. There is a “go fund me” started by a triple amputee vet that is exceeding expectations in just the few days it’s been up heard about it on the radio I’m going to donate to it.

    (((( ONE NATION UNDER GOD )))>

  5. The Media publishes thing that could make them money even if it’s false. Freedom. Freedom of the Press even to the extent of suppressing the truth.

    1. The media has abused the first amendment and used it for personal political agendas designed to deceive the the American people this is a criminal offense and they should be held accountable in a court of law, a court that honors the constitution of The United States of America. You liberals say the president should be held accountable for what, false accusations made by political lies to the people and I mean all people of this country. The leftist talk about impeachment of a president, we need to go to the source of the problem we need to impeach dishonest, deceiving politicians. We need to start using the power of the people our constitutional rights now. Without righteousness you have lawlessness. Unit as one people again.

  6. Almost every country has a wall. The resistance by the left to appose the building of the wall is merely a ploy to obstruct anything the Pres wants to accomplish. Polosi, Schummer and other obstructionists do not give a darn about the illegals. They simply want to thwart the Pres agenda. They should be ashamed of themselves. They are certainly not working for the people but working to destroy this Pres who has accomplished everything he said he would do and more. Term limits. Who do these people think they are. They have established their positions as tho they are entitled to them. We need new laws setting term limits. If the Pres can only serve 2 terms why are these politicians with their eye on how much money they can make for themselves thru lobbyists, etc able to run term after term and set the course of this country. We are headed for a civil war. Not every American is a socialist.The majority of hanger ons are so old, how can they make decisions affecting our lives. They can barely walk let along logical thinking.

  7. When in the last ten years or longer hasn’t the media done nothing but lie???

  8. I have read these foolish lies from the lamestream medis since they were first reported. I can’t understand why they continue to lie. These things can easily be debunked by anyone with a little research.
    We need the wall. These people crossed the wall to get into the southern part of mexico but they dont report that. YES MEXICO HAS A WALL. media!!! Grown people die regularly trying to cross from mexico into this country illegally everyday, why would someone risk the life of a child. Because the father thought by bringing her his chances would be better on getting asylum. Im not blaming him. I am glad he spokee up in favor of the border patrol and ICE. This liberal ” lawyer ” came stepped in not to help the father so much as to hurt the President and ICE.

  9. The liberal/socialist media believed their own polls before the 2016 presidential election . A wise man once said you can get a poll to say anything you want it to say as long as you ask the right people . Anyone who followed the Trump rallies knew the polls were wrong ! Donald J. Trump was filling stadiums with tens of thousands of people wile Hillary Rotten Clinton could not fill a basketball arena . Bottom line , the liberal/socialist media believe their own lies and now can’t except the outcome of the 2016 presidential election .

  10. A wall funding site has already been set up by the Sheriffs assoc. for private citizens to contribute donations to get the wall built. Go to Build the 100% will go to Sept homeland security to build the wall. Remember tax payers spend about $350 million annually supporting illegals on various forms on welfare in our country. 62% are on some form & that increases to 70% after being here 10 Years. if every conservative person donated $20 we would have more than enough to build a great wall. Problem is not enough people know about it…email to everyone you know that supports the build & ask them to do the same….this may be the only way to get the wall.

    1. If Trump would cut off welfare to ALL illegals, 2 things would happen.
      1) they would leave on their own- self deportation.
      2) the money saved from cutting off the illegals welfare would more than cover the cost of the wall.
      Problen solved!!!

  11. The liberal media will not make it through the first day of the civil war

  12. Build the wall. Plain common sense. How can Pelosi and Schummer be so wicked? The Democratc Party has lost its way.

  13. Build the wall!! The democrats have lost their mind nit to wirk with Trump. He is a man who delivers abd want what is best to protect USA.

  14. She shouldn’t illegally been coming over here in the first place, so it was her or her parents fault, NOT Trumps! He is correctly trying to keep them OUT of the United States so if they had complied with his wishes, it never would have happened! We don’t need to pay their expenses which they have not earned by contributing toward our fund toward Welfare, housing, childcare, etc, etc, etc, which they all will demand to use. Anyway they can get a penny from us, they will, and the demonrats are wanting, no demanding their votes, the bastards! Just like the story of the negroes. The demonrats pretended to be looking out for their welfare, but they weren’t. They were caring about THEMSELVES & getting VOTES! Well the Negroes care now catching on & no longer voting just for demonrats. Sorry LBJ, you didn’t get your wish “those niggers will be voting for us for the next 200 years”. Actually, I am glad about that. They learned it themselves, proving that the demonrats weren’t pulling the wool over the Negroes eyes and so that the Republican party can get some good out of the terrible wrong that the US southerners did by having slaves.

  15. I would like to see a Federal Law that states that if something is presented as news, it must be true or those that presented it will be fined at least $500,000 for each incidence of false report.

  16. The parents are responsible for endangering their child and ultimately her death.

    1. But it won’t stop them from seeing for a big pay off! How stupid do you have to be to not bother to learn the language of the country you plan to break into? They have nobody to blame but themselves!

  17. Build the wall and let them come into the country the same way our ancestors came in, THE LEGAL WAY and pay taxes and not look for handouts from our government!!!!!

  18. Liberal media along with democrat/socialists have tried to shift child raising responsibility from the PARENTS of a child to the government. Also immigration lawyers (ambulance chasers) have also participated in trying to suck whatever they can out of “whatever”. Enforce all our laws related to immigrants, build THE wall and hold your breath until this crisis is gone forever. Oh… also, need to get rid of the clowns in Washington who ACT against the president, but then encourage HIM to “veto” their “plan” so they can “get his back”.. Hogwash !!!! Looks like standard “CY-own-A” to me.

  19. Anyone who believes the media are totally ignorant BUILD THE DAMN WALL..PRES TRUMP . . A vET has started a Go Fund me Page” I believe the 65 million voters who support Pres Trump would be willing to donate to this cause

  20. If the “unbiased” media says it, its settled in the minds of the gullible. Unfortunately (as we seen in the midterms) the gullible vote, hence the reason why the MSM reports as it does.

  21. The mainstream fake media, it appears, are proud of being dubbed “the enemy of the people” and are intent on doing everything conceivable to hold this “title”. The leftist progressive liberal democrats and the rino’s are quite comfortable with the treason being inflicted on the Constitutional Republic. The revitalization of political correctness to “skirt” the 1st, invigorating attacks on the 2nd, uncontrolled immigration and calls for the “demise” of the Electoral College are wholly supported by the fake mainstream…which actions MUST inevitably lead to the demise of the Republic…and “destroy what you stand for and care about (Hillary)”…see any hypocrisy here???

  22. The mainstream media could take a sneeze and turn it into a case Pellagra! They have all of the sincerity of a prostitute’s kiss!

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