The Washington Post, citing unnamed border agents with detailed knowledge of what occurred, reports that Munoz entered the country with his wife and their 3-year-old son, and that he became enraged and had to be restrained when agents said the family would be separated. The deputies recorded it as a "suicide in custody".
Once they were taken to McAllen to a processing stating, they were told they would be separated, and Muñoz "lost it" according to the agent who spoke to The Post. He was found unresponsive in his cell on May 13. Muñoz was extremely "agitated" and the Border Patrol considered him "pre-assault" despite never attacking agents.
Munoz was declared dead around 10 a.m., the report states.
The incident has yet to be publicly announced by the Department of Homeland security. Last month, the administration made a decision to refer every person caught crossing the border illegally for federal prosecution, a policy that is likely to result in the separation of immigrant parents from their children at the border.
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Many who have criticized the policy have focused on its effect on children who are separated from their parents.
These policies have drawn a lot of criticism and Democrats have recently introduced legislation that aims to prevent family separation at the border. "Families must be allowed to go through the process of seeking protection in the USA together, without unnecessary and harmful separation".
Civil rights groups have also taken action against the Trump administration's policies.