- Associated Press - Monday, June 10, 2019

MEXICO CITY (AP) - A Mexican court has ruled that authorities must stop detaining minors at a migrant center in Mexico City following the death of a 10-year-old Guatemalan girl there.

Monday’s ruling also says children in other detention centers must be identified immediately and have access to legal representation. The judges in a Mexico City court also ruled that immigration authorities must urgently put a system in place to allow children to leave detention.

The Guatemalan girl died in May from injuries sustained in falling off a bunk at the detention center known as Las Agujas.


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The girl and her mother had been transported to Mexico City by bus from the northern border state of Chihuahua. She died a day after arriving at the facility.

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