Chris Cuomo Reacts to Death of 7-Year-Old Girl in Border Patrol Custody: ‘This System Is Killing People’
CNN’s Chris Cuomo closed his Friday night show with an emotional reflection on the death of 7-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin.
The little girl from Guatemala died in border control custody after being detained among a group of 163 migrants. After recounting what happened during her last two days, Cuomo made the case not to demonize one side over the over but stressed things must change.
“It is illegal to cross, we know that but humanity is part of the job on the border and they know that,” he said. “She didn’t make it. She was revived more than once. And her father was with her. This is terrible. Just terrible. It hurts.”
He added: “Don’t demonize people working on the border with false allegations. Don’t demonize those desperate enough to do something like this father did for his daughter… Walls matter but this staredown between the president and Democrats is a deadly distraction. This is a single issue problem. We’re not a wall away from safety.”
Cuomo then said this: “This system is killing people. The rules allow a flow that the agencies cannot handle, there’s desperation on both sides of this, change is a must.”
He then warned, sadly, unless change happens we will see more of this.
Watch above, via CNN.
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