Officials in the US state of Texas are investigating the reported death of a migrant child who had been held recently at a US detention center under “unsanitary conditions,” amid outrage over the immigration policies of President Donald Trump’s administration.
A spokesman for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services said Friday the agency had opened an investigation into the allegations, which first surfaced earlier this month.
The probe began Thursday after representatives for the family gave the child’s name to the authorities. The child’s name remains confidential.
The mother’s attorneys said they disclosed information about “a small child who tragically died” after being detained in “unsanitary conditions” by agents with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
“We currently are assessing the case and have no further comments,” the Arnold & Porter law firm added in a statement.
The law firm only indicated that…