President Joe Biden was no stranger to attacking former President Donald Trump on the topic of migrant child deaths at the border, even calling it "unacceptable" at one point.
According to Fox News, Biden might want to check his own policies, as his Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) confirmed last week that a migrant child died at a government-run, Florida-based migrant processing facility.
It's unclear how the migrant child died.
The news came at the same time Title 42 expired, with many fearing a substantially increased number of migrants will soon pour over the southern U.S. border.
Biden's HHS released a statement confirming the child's death after it was rumored earlier in the week.
🚨Confirmed: A migrant child has died in U.S. custody.
HHS statement below. pic.twitter.com/z0QQiQYWYt
— Jacqui Heinrich (@JacquiHeinrich) May 12, 2023
"The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is deeply saddened by this tragic loss and our heart goes out to the family, with whom we are in touch," the agency said in a statement.
It added: "As is standard practice for any situation involving the death of an unaccompanied child or a serious health outcome, HHS’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Division of Health for Unaccompanied Children (DHUC) is reviewing all clinical details of this case, including all inpatient health care records. A medical examiner investigation is underway."
Further details were not provided by HHS, but a Honduras government official shed more light on the tragic situation.
Fox News added:
A Honduras official identified the migrant as 17-year-old Honduran Ángel Eduardo Maradiaga Espinoza, saying he was at a shelter in Safety Harbor, Florida. Honduran foreign minister Eduardo Reina called for an "exhaustive investigation" into the death.
Republicans and concerned Americans slammed the Biden administration for its disastrous policies that perpetually lead to poor conditions at government-run facilities that are already beyond max capacity.
A migrant child just died in U.S. custody.
Joe Biden’s refusal to secure the border has deadly consequences.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) May 12, 2023
Another Twitter user wrote, "Vote every democrat out for this. they are all responsible for this."
The Biden administration, as it gears up for a 2024 White House run, certainly can't afford the horrific optics of losing a child under any circumstance, yet they continue to let the border situation spiral out of control at a rapid pace. It's truly saddening and scary to watch unfold.