A women was left devastated after her child died as a result of an illness she contracted while being detained by ICE. Yazmin Juarez was the mother of 19-month-old Mariee, and both were detained at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility located in Texas. There, Mariee came down with an upper respiratory infection. She reportedly received subpar care from multiple nurses and one doctor, including being given medication that was not recommended for children under two. After two weeks, they let mother and daughter leave, and Mariee was then hospitalized and died 6 weeks later. Yazmin Juarez filed a wrongful death claim for $60 million dollars against the US government.
- Wrongful death suits are being filed as a result of poor living conditions and care for those who were detained at the border
- There are duties of care that must be offered at these detention centers regardless of immigration status
- There are likely to be more lawsuits against the US government as a result of these poor conditions