On Dec. 8, 2018, Jakelin Caal Maquin, a 7-year-old girl from rural Guatemala, died in U.S. custody after her father’s desperate attempt to take her to the U.S.
Maquin’s tragic death was covered by journalists, heightening scrutiny of the Trump administration’s cruel immigrant detention policies.
Another girl about the same age, Jaquelin Mauricio Velasquez, is from a different town in rural Guatemala, called Nuevo Amanecer. You don’t know her name.
Both girls are from the country’s poor, impoverished, and largely Indigenous north.