Statement Regarding Photograph Used in Embassy Messaging Campaign

May 16, 2020

Recently, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala unintentionally published an image of a Guatemalan child who sadly was deceased, as part of a social media campaign to educate about the very real dangers of illegal immigration to the United States involving unaccompanied minors, particularly the risks posed by COVID-19.  We regret any pain the unintentional use of this child’s image may have caused, and we have deleted the social media posts in question. 

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