Arkansas Congressmen Silent As 7-Year-Old Girl Dies In Custody At Border

Arkansas Hispanic Caucus Urges State’s Congressmen To Care

The Washington Post has reported a 7-year-old migrant girl died of dehydration and exhaustion while in U.S. custody in southern New Mexico. In a lapse of transparency, it took a week before U.S. Customs and Border Patrol released the information. The Democratic Party of Arkansas Hispanic Caucus is calling on the state’s Congressional delegation to demand an investigation into the young girl’s death and for humane treatment at the border.

  • “This tragedy is the result of months and months of rhetoric that has tried to demonize human beings for trying to protect their families and seeking a better life. We can not become a nation that sees a 7-year-old girl in need of water as a threat,” said Carlos Cervantes of Little Rock.

Diana Gonzales Worthen attended a meeting Friday morning with U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Fourth District).

  • “We must speak up when we see suffering, especially when children are in distress. We will see more horror stories, like the death of this young girl, if we don’t start seeing solutions passed by Congress,” said Diana Gonzales Worthen of Springdale.

The Democratic Party of Arkansas Hispanic Caucus is dedicated to educating the Hispanic community and Arkansans about issues facing the state and the nation. The caucus helps foster relationships between the Hispanic community and the Democratic Party and emphasizes the importance of voting.