ALAMOGORDO – New Mexico Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small led a delegation of federal lawmakers on a tour of Border Patrol holding facilities where an 8-year-old boy spent the final hours of his life.
“We have a serious situation here and we are continuing our fact-finding,” said Rep. Torres Small during a news conference after the group of Democratic lawmakers viewed conditions at a Border Patrol station in Alamogordo on Monday.
Their visit comes following the death of a second migrant child in New Mexico in Border Patrol Custody in less than a month. Felipe Alonzo Gomez died on Christmas Eve. Seven-year-old Jakeline Caal, also from Guatemala, died December eighth.