ICE sued over treatment of 5-year-old with head injury

Posted at 4:58 PM, Feb 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-08 16:58:17-05

HOUSTON — The mother of a 5-year-old Guatemalan boy has sued U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement over the medical care he has received in detention for a head injury suffered before the family was arrested.

The lawsuit filed late Friday in California asks a judge to order the child be taken to a pediatric neurologist or pediatric neurosurgeon.

It also seeks to prevent ICE from trying to immediately deport the family.

ICE has defended the care the boy has received at its detention center in Dilley, Texas.