The former president of Mexico said that Donald Trump is responsible for the death of a Guatemalan girl who was arrested with her father at the American-Mexican border.
Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin, 7, died in the hospital of El Paso on December 8, 27 hours after she was arrested with her father, the 29-year-old Nery Caal, and 163 others who tried to enter the US in the Antelope Wells Port of Entry into New Mexico.
In a statement issued by lawyers, Jakelin's family said the girl seemed in good health as she traveled through Mexico, but began to vomit after they were dehydrated when they were arrested at the border.
Vicente Fox criticized the American president for his lack of love and compassion now. and said that his policy is the fault of the migrant crisis and the death of the child.
Former Mexican president Vicente Fox (left) has criticized Donald Trump (right) for his stern attitude towards Central American migrants and the death of Jakelin Caal Maquin, 7
Jakelin Caal Maquin died in the hospital of El Paso on 8 December, two days after she was arrested with her father and 163 others who tried to enter the US at the port of Antelope Wells in New Mexico
Fox, was President of Mexico from 2000 – 2006. He told TMZ: "This is very sad and it is not the only case, there are many more.
& # 39; This is not what the US stands for, this is what Trump is all about. He has no love or care or compassion.
I do not know why this nation has a president like him, we all miss the United States that we have known for years and years.
Fox said he hoped that the American people would soon be from Trump & # 39; would come off now that America has changed drastically since he started his presidency.
Vicente Fox, who was president of Mexico from 2000 – 2006, criticized the American president for his "lack of love and compassion", and said his policies are the fault of the migrant crisis
He added: & # 39; The [US was] a leader in the world, a compassionate nation, a nation that cares for and builds a better world, so I hope you get rid of the trump quickly.
The language is more aggressive than physical violence, speaking as Trump speaks is not good for this nation.
So Senator Trump please correct, you are not only harming the same citizens of the United States but everyone around the world.
& # 39; Please change quickly and change because you will not stay there long & # 39 ;.
When asked who was to blame for the death of Jakelin Caal, he added: & # 39; First the people who were directly involved, but they act on orders from someone else and you have to go all the way to the top & # 39 ;.
US Border Police officials have claimed that agents did everything they could to save Jakelin after the girl started to deteriorate despite reports that she had stopped breathing more than an hour before being taken to a hospital.
An initial screening reportedly showed no evidence of health problems and Jakelins father signed a form that indicated good health.
The family, however, objected to that form because it was in English, a language that her father does not speak or read. He communicated with border agents in Spanish, but he speaks mainly the Maya Q & # 39; eqchi & # 39; language.
It is unacceptable that a government agency allows people in custody to sign in a language that they clearly do not understand & # 39 ;, according to a statement from the family court.
The family of Jakelin urges the authorities to 'objectively and thoroughly & # 39; investigate death and to determine whether officials met the standards for the arrest and detention of children.
Jakelins grandfather Domingo Caal told CNN and Español: It really hurts. Honestly, it is difficult to assume & # 39;
Jakelins' family (now pictured) now mourns her death of 2,000 miles away in the remote Mayan Q & # 39; eqchi community of Raxruhá, Guatemala
Protests broke out on Saturday in El Paso when dozens of demonstrators took to the streets and Jakelin demanded justice
At two thousand kilometers away in the hometown of Jakelin, San Antonio Secortez, a remote Mayan Q & # 39; eqchi community with 420 inhabitants in the municipality of Raxruhá, Guatemala, the girl's family begins to mourn her death.
A heart, made of wood and wrapped in plastic, sits outside the small wooden house with a thatched roof, dirt floors, a few sheets and a fire pit where Jakelin went to bed with her parents and three brothers and sisters at the age of nine. five and six months.
"It really hurts," the grandfather of the girl, Domingo Caal, told CNN and Español. & Honestly, it's hard to feel. & # 39;
Caal told the network how Jakelin had jumped up and down when her father told her they were on their way to America. He bought his favorite daughter her first pair of shoes before the trip.
Caal said his son decided to leave Guatemala because he was tired of living in extreme poverty – the family survived at only $ 5 a day to harvest the corn and beans.
"He wanted to work, because he said he could build a better life there, & # 39; said Caal.
He also translated for Jakelin's mother Claudia Maquin, who said through tears in a Mayan dialect: "Every time they ask me what happened to the girl, it hurts me again."
The mother said she hopes her husband can continue working in the US and eventually earn enough money to pay the debt they have earned by paying a smuggler to sneak the couple to America.
Jakelin's mother Claudia Maquin spoke of tears in a Mayan dialect and said: "Every time they ask me what happened to the girl, it hurts me again. & # 39; Pictured: Maquin holds a photo of Jakelin in one hand with one of the three siblings of the girl in the other
Jakelin's cousin Carlos Rigoberto Caal Cux, 23 years old, reads a newspaper article about her death on Saturday in Raxruha
A heart made of wood and wrapped in plastic, announces the death of Jakelin in her home San Antonio Secortez
Claudia Maquin, 27, is sitting on a wooden bed while she talks to journalists on Saturday, left next to her three children, the five-year-old Elvis Radamel Aquiles, nine-year-old Abdel Johnatan Domingo, center and six-month-old Angela Zeker Mariela, right
Jakelin was the second oldest child in the Caal Maquin family. Her brothers and sisters Elvis, Angela and Abdel are seen from left to right
Members of the Caal Maquin family and neighbors are on Saturday outside Claudia Maquin's home in Raxruha, Guatemala
Jakelin's grandmother Elvira Choc, 59, puts her head on her hand in front of her house on Saturday in Ruxruha
The house where Jakelin spent the night with her parents and three brothers and sisters can be seen on the day that neighbors visit on Saturday
Mother with a broken heart, Maquin, walks home with her three children in barefoot
The family's statement on Saturday was: "Jakelin and her father came to the US to look for something that had been looking for thousands of years-an escape from the dangerous situation in their homeland.
& # 39; This was their right under American and international law. But it is a journey that led to a tragedy.
The family is looking for an objective and thorough investigation and asks that researchers assess this incident within nationally recognized standards for the arrest and custody of children.
& # 39; The family is planning to assist in such an investigation into the cause and circumstances of Jakelin's death. & # 39;
Dear ones are not the only ones who seek answers in the death of the girl. Members of congressional and immigration advocates say that Jakelin's death raises serious questions about the way migrants are treated at the border.
There were only four agents working with a group of 163 migrants, including 50 unaccompanied children, and only one bus to take them to the nearest station, 200 km away.
The Inspector General of the Ministry of Homeland Security has opened an investigation.
Dozens of protesters took to the streets on Saturday in El Paso and demanded justice for Jakelin.
There is a woman to see who holds up a sign with the words & # 39; demand a study & # 39; written about a photo of Jakelin
A demonstrator holds up a poster with Jakelins figure surrounded by a flower motif in El Paso on Saturday
A woman has a sign with the words: Jakelin Amei Rosemery Caal will not be forgotten during Saturday's protests
The sign of another protester states: & # 39; Trump's zero-tolerance policy kills children & # 39;