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The Daily BeastDec 14, 2018
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Blames Migrant Girl's Death in Border Patrol Custody on Her Family
Fox NewsDepartment of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen blamed the death of a 7-year-old migrant girl in U.S. custody on her family, during an appearance on Fox & Friends early Friday morning.

The girl, identified as Jackeline Caal, from Guatemala arrived with her father in a group of 163 migrants at the U.S. border in New Mexico on Dec. 6. She reportedly began having seizures after she was detained and had a temperature of more than 105 degrees. Officials said Caal had "not eaten or consumed water for several days." She died about 24 hours after she was taken, by helicopter, to a hospital in El Paso where Caal died of dehydration and shock. The Washington Post reported it wasn't clear whether Caal was given food, water, or medical treatment before she fell ill.

When Fox & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt asked Nielsen about the incident, the secretary called the situation "heart-wrenching," but then noted that Caal's death is "a very sad example of the dangers of this journey."

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The Daily BeastDec 14, 2018
Jackeline Caal Identified as Guatemalan Migrant Girl Who Died in U.S. Custody
David McNew/GettyThe 7-year-old girl Guatemalan who died hours after being taken into Border Patrol custody after crossing the border with her father, has been identified as Jackeline Caal, the Guatemala foreign ministry said on Friday.

Caal died from dehydration and septic shock last Thursday in El Paso, Texas after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border with a group of migrants, the Department of Homeland Security said Friday, eight days after the girl died. Officials still have not answered basic questions on where the girl was held or if she was given food or water while she was in custody for over eight hours while her death garners a national outcry over the treatment of migrants .

"Our sincerest condolences go out to the family of the child. Border Patrol agents took every possible step to save the child's life under the most trying of circumstances," a DHS spokesperson said. "As fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, we empathize with the loss of any child."

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The Daily BeastDec 14, 2018
How Jared Kushner Replaced Michael Cohen as Trump's National Enquirer Connection
Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily BeastShortly after the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner was handed a task considered critical to the president's operations. In addition to serving as a senior adviser in the White House, he would also be playing the role of the main conduit between Trump and his friend David Pecker, the National Enquirer publisher and chief executive of AMI, which prosecutors said on Wednesday admitted to making a $150,000 hush-money payment "in concert with" the Trump campaign.

During the early months of the Trump era, Kushner performed the task admirably, discussing with Pecker various issues over the phone, including everything from international relations to media gossip, according to four sources familiar with the situation. Pecker, for his part, bragged to people that he was speaking to the president's son-in-law and, more generally, about the level of access he had to the upper echelons of the West Wing, two sources with knowledge of the relationship recounted.

The relationship underscored both the wide breadth of responsibilities that Kushner was given in the White House—a portfolio that saw him serve as a point person on some of the most critical government functions and as a chief protector of the Trump family image—as well as the degree to which Trump continued to value the relationships he'd built up with key media figures during his time in New York real estate and reality TV.

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