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By The Associated Press
President Donald Trump tried on Saturday to deny that his government bears any blame for the deaths of children who have tried to cross the border Even when his secretary for Homeland Security in Arizona traveled to meet with medical personnel.
Trump tweeted on Saturday that deaths are "solely the blame of the Democrats and their pathetic immigration policies that allow people to enter the long way they may enter illegally into our country."  Following the death of eight-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonzo on Christmas, the second Guatemalan child who has died in government for three weeks. 19659007] Trump claims that "the children in question were very ill before being handed over to the border patrol."
Kirstjen Nielsen, Home Secretary of State Security, embarks on a tour of care facilities along the border.
The DHS says the US Border Guard has instituted more thorough medical check-ups for migrants after the two Guatemalan children died in government this month.
In-depth health checks and secondary medical check-ups are being conducted, officials said.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security said in a statement that Nielsen was informed about the new proceedings in Yuma on Saturday Service. Arizona, where she continues to meet with border guards. She was in El Paso, Texas on Friday.
An eight-year-old boy died December 24 in Alamogordo, New Mexico. The authorities there said that a cold was initially diagnosed, but an autopsy revealed that he had the flu. A seven-year-old girl died in El Paso this month.
Nielsen said the system was "clearly overburdened" and called on Congress to "address this humanitarian crisis".