Using an emergency declaration citing the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration expelled 600 minors in April alone.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection blamed Girón’s death on human smugglers who encouraged her to try to climb the wall.
Hundreds of migrants crossed the Suchiate River into Mexico in a new test of U.S. President Donald Trump's strategy to block them from entering the country.
Critics have denounced President Donald Trump's policy shift on asylum as inhumane.
President-elect Alejandro Giammattei could follow Guatemala's current leader in eroding human rights and targeting the country's democratic institutions.
The president previously threatened Guatemala with tariffs.
The president also suggested in a tweet that Guatemala was "getting ready to sign" a safe third-country agreement with the U.S.
The Trump administration said it will not allow new funding to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala until those countries reduce migrant flows to the U.S.
The agent saw thousands of bees covering what he thought was a bundle of clothes. But it was a Guatemalan mother curled over her child.
The 16-year-old was found "unresponsive" during a welfare check.