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Border Patrol arrests undocumented Texas teen who went to hospital for gallbladder surgery

Added 09-26-20 04:57:02pm EST - “Border Patrol arrested a 15-year-old undocumented girl after she was submitted to the hospital for emergency gallbladder surgery in Texas.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Border Patrol arrests undocumented Texas teen who went to hospital for gallbladder surgery”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Border Patrol arrested a 15-year-old undocumented girl after she was submitted to the hospital for emergency gallbladder surgery in Texas. 

The girl, who has lived in the U.S. since she was an infant, was taken to an Edinburg, Texas hospital with her aunt because of pain caused by a gallbladder stone, according to the immigrant rights group RAICES, which is representing her and her family. 

URGENT: More family separation happening at the border. This time our client, a vulnerable 15 yr old girl how came to the US as an infant, was taken by @CBP after arresting her aunt at a hospital. She was taken after surgery & tested positive for COVID-19.https://t.co/qFMrrCBaWy

Border Patrol agents arrested her aunt, who is also undocumented, at the hospital and the girl was taken to another hospital in San Antonio to undergo surgery. She tested positive for COVID-19 while hospitalized. 

Those traveling from the Texas border city of Edinburg to San Antonio must pass through Customs and Border Protection (CBP) checkpoints. CBP operates dozens of these checkpoints, where travelers are asked to show proof of their citizenship or residency and have their vehicles inspected.

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