The US border agency has ordered medical checks on every child it is holding in overcrowded migrant camps after the death of an eight-year-old Guatemalan boy, adding to the chaos along its frontier with Mexico.
The boy, identified by the Guatemalan authorities as Felipe Gómez Alonzo, had been in custody with his father, Agustin Gómez, 47, for nine days. He is the second migrant child to die in the care of the US authorities this month.
His death came amid a dispute over border security between President Trump and Democrats in Congress that has closed much of the government and led to hundreds of migrants being released from detention centres.
After the Democratic Party refused to authorise $5 billion that the president had requested to…