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Mother of 1 Year old killed at detention facility sues for 1 Milllion

Attorneys for Yazmin Juarez submitted a claim against multiple agencies Tuesday. Juarez’s 1-year-old daughter Mariee died of respiratory illness while she and her mother were detained at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas.

R. Stanton Jones, a lawyer at Washington-based law firm Arnold & Porter stated, “Having made the decision to jail small children, the U.S. government is responsible to provide living conditions that are safe, sanitary and appropriate,” Jones said.