Child Refugee Dies after Flight to Chicago

Child Refugee Dies after Flight to Chicago

It can be (and will be) argued that the first duty of the United States Federal Government is the protection of her citizens. Why it’s right there in the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America, so old James Madison (Dead White Male, Virginia) must have thought it pretty darn important.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

The CBS local Chicago station is reporting that an eight year old, male refugee, named David Dieme, died after landing at O’Hare airport in Chicago. The child, originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, had been sick prior to the flight out of Dubai..and no one stopped him.


After clearing paperwork, the family was being escorted to their next flight, when a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer noticed Dieme unresponsive.

Emergency Medical Services was immediately notified and arrived at the terminal. Standard procedures are in place to address sick passengers, according to a spokesman for the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Dieme was sick prior to the flight, but did not report any symptoms on the flight. He was examined at the airport by CDC officials, in an isolated room. Dieme’s temperature was taken, but he had no fever. He experienced diarrhea and vomiting. It was determined he should be taken to the hospital.

Dieme was taken to Presence Resurrection Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

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