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Nielsen visits Texas border after second child's death


December 28, 2018

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Friday visited the Texas border city where an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy was detained with his father before dying in government custody .

DHS spokeswoman Katie Waldman said earlier in the week that Nielsen was scheduled to tour multiple stations and substations, and was also scheduled to meet with emergency medical technicians and medical professionals, as well as local officials.

Nielsen then was scheduled to go to Yuma, Arizona, on Saturday.

DHS did not immediately release more details on the trip or who Nielsen met,...

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