MEDICAL CHECKS ORDERED AFTER MIGRANT BOY’S DEATH: U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it will conduct medical checks on every child in its custody following the death of an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy -- the second immigrant child in the agency's care to die this month.
The child’s death came during an ongoing dispute over border security and with a partial government shutdown underway over President Trump's request for border wall funding.
The boy, identified as Felipe Gomez Alonzo, died shortly after midnight at the Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center in Alamogordo, N.M. The cause of death was unknown; he had received treatment at the hospital starting on Christmas Eve. - Reported by Greg Norman