A 43-year-old immigrant man from El Salvador has died, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced Saturday.
CBP said in a statement that the man was “rushed to the hospital after falling into medical distress” and that his cause of death was not known. The statement did not provide additional information on the circumstances of the man’s death.
The Hill has reached out to CBP for comment.
An official told The Associated Press that the man collapsed at a border station after crossing into the U.S. with his daughter. He was held for a week at the Rio Grande Valley central processing center in McAllen, Texas, a law enforcement official told the AP.
The official told the AP that the man had health problems but had been medically checked.
The AP reported that the man’s daughter remained in Border Patrol custody but that officials have asked that she be transferred to a shelter for children who cross the border by themselves. The official reportedly did not know how old the girl is. She will reportedly remain in a shelter until she is released to a sponsor, which could take weeks.
Two other migrant adults and five children have died in government custody since December.