Illinois will present burial for migrant toddler who died on bus

SPRINGFIELD, Sick. (AP) — Illinois will present for Thursday’s funeral and burial for the migrant toddler who died final week on a bus headed to Chicago from Texas, officers mentioned.

Jismary Alejandra Barboza González, who would have turned 4 subsequent week, died Aug. 10 whereas on a chartered bus, a part of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s program begun final 12 months of sending migrants crossing into the state to Democratic-led cities throughout the nation.

Rachel Otwell, spokesperson for the Illinois Division of Human Companies, confirmed the woman’s identify and mentioned the Illinois Welcoming Heart, {a partially} state-funded program, will cowl burial prices for Jismary. The kid’s nice aunt, Gisela Gonzalez, mentioned the household set out for america in Might from their residence in Colombia, the place Jismary was born.