Statement released Friday, December 14, 2018:
Today, the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (DHS OIG) announced that it will investigate the death of a 7-year-old migrant child who recently died after being taken into Border Patrol custody.
At the culmination of its investigation, DHS OIG will provide a final report to the DHS Secretary, the Congress, and the public.
In addition to an investigation of the specific circumstances of the child’s death, DHS OIG will continue its ongoing program of unannounced inspections of Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities. The results of these inspections will also be reported publicly.
The Office of the Inspector General is online at www.oig.dhs.gov.