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Baby at ICE facility who reportedly died should be named by lawyers, Texas official says

Baby at ICE facility who reportedly died should be named by lawyers, Texas official says

Lawyers who claim an infant died after leaving an ICE facility should release the baby’s name so law enforcement can fully investigate, a Texas official says. 

Hank Whitman, commissioner for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, said Thursday during a joint hearing between the state’s Committee on Human Services and Public Health, that it was impossible for his department to investigate the allegations further until they know more about the child and its family.

Whitman told the committee that he is aware of the reports and DFPS contacted the lawyer representing the family to learn more, but said the lawyer refused to share details.

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