Federal authorities on Wednesday disputed a claim made on social media by a Houston-based immigration lawyer that a migrant child had died in custody at a detention facility in Texas and said they were investigating whether a child died after being released.
Officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in an email that no child had died while in the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, outside San Antonio.
“Reports that a child died in ICE custody at Dilley are false. No child or adult has ever died at an ICE family residential center,” the email read, according to an article in the LA Times. “Please note that the person who originally tweeted that later posted an update that retracted the original accusation. The updated accusation leaves little to no info that allows us to research.”
WIBC host Tony Katz digs into the false story and attempted smear on ICE in today’s popcorn moment. Click below to check it out: