Border Patrol in Texas found a two-year-old girl sitting next to her three-month-old brother under a bush, next to a piece of paper left behind.
While patrolling the Rio Grande border river, separating the US and Mexico, on September 14, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) staff discovered unusual signs on the riverbank. As they approached, they saw a little girl in a yellow shirt and pink pants sitting next to her brother’s crib.
A note left under the crib revealed that the two-year-old girl and three-month-old boy were sisters from Honduras. Border guards searched the area nearby but found no one. The two babies were taken to a safe place and did not need medical attention.
This is the latest case of children being abandoned at the border by traffickers, with the hope that US border guards will pick them up, process immigration and eventually hand them over to a sponsor, usually a parent. or relatives of the children already in the US. CBP released a video in June showing a 5-year-old migrant girl wandering alone after being released over the border wall.
In early August, US border guards detained up to 834 unaccompanied immigrant children in a single day, a record high. About 18,847 unaccompanied children arrived in the US in August, down slightly from July.
Huyen Le (Follow Fox, Miami Herald)