“Homeland” insecurity

Honolulu Advertiser (h/t Jess Wundrun):

A 14-day-old infant traveling here for heart surgery died at Honolulu International Airport on Friday after he, his mother and a nurse were detained by immigration officials in a locked room, a lawyer for the boy’s family said.

The Honolulu medical examiner’s office yesterday identified the infant as Michael Futi of Tafuna, American Samoa’s largest village, which is located on the east coast of Tutuila Island. Autopsy findings have been deferred.

According to police, the child died at 5:50 a.m. It is unknown why immigration officials detained the mother, the nurse and the child.

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One Response to ““Homeland” insecurity”

  1. ellroon Says:

    I really hope this was not what it looks like. That it was some sort of natural death not caused by this detaining. Because if it was just some sort of big ego small badge situation….

    I just hope they have insurance.


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